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Vision, Mission Statement and Values

DESEU Vision, Mission and Values

This Vision, Mission, and Value Statement were created with input from all members of the DESEU Oversight Board, the public and the enabling legislation that created the DESEU.

Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility Vision Statement

The Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (DESEU) will be the leading organization in the State of Delaware that:

  • Offers cost effective opportunities for energy savings
  • Creates new markets for customer-sited renewable energy generation
  • Reduces environmental impacts of energy production and use

The DESEU’s efforts will build jobs in Delaware, improve our national security, support the local economy, improve energy reliability and protect Delaware from the damaging effects of volatile energy prices.

The DESEU will accomplish this by utilizing both its authority granted by the State of Delaware and private sector entrepreneurial strategies.

The DESEU will be respected as an accountable, transparent, effective and nimble non-profit organization that operates at the highest standards recognized in its industry.

Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility Mission Statement

Delaware Sustainable Utility, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, serves Delawareans by promoting the use of affordable, reliable and clean energy and energy efficiency initiatives. The DESEU operates as the premier one-stop-shop for connecting and empowering energy consumers with the resources to reduce costs, improve the environment and ensure energy independence for future generations.

The DESEU develops and implements energy efficient solutions, clean energy and air pollution reduction programs. These programs include funding, financing, and educational programs. In addition, we provide highly valuable technical and financial services to our clientele so that they can make informed decisions regarding their energy future.

The DESEU offers our programs by fully utilizing the authority granted by the State of Delaware to issue tax-exempt bonds, invest Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) funds, bank solar renewable energy credits (SRECS), and most recently offer programs funded by Delaware energy providers. The DESEU also utilizes private sector entrepreneurial strategies.

The DESEU focuses on building relationships with residents and businesses so that they are motivated to use less energy, generate clean energy and reduce harmful emissions. We serve people of all incomes and housing styles.  We serve businesses, industries and institutions from all sectors. We apply our programs to new construction projects, the rehabilitation of existing buildings, transportation projects and innovative technologies.

Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility Values

These values were created with input from all members of the DESEU Oversight Board and reflect best practices for publicly funded 501-c3 organizations.

As an organization the DESEU will be:

  • Innovative
  • Nimble
  • Results Oriented
  • Collaborative
  • Transparent
  • Accountable
  • Mission Focused

The programs and services we develop and provide will be:

  • Community Oriented
  • Effective
  • Socially Equitable
  • Environmentally Sustainable
  • Economically Feasible
  • Customer Friendly
  • A Pleasure to Use