Efficiency Plus Business Program
The Efficiency Plus Business program responds to Delaware’s unique energy efficiency opportunities for businesses to help them reduce energy costs.
Due to the large number of applications received recently, the Efficiency Plus Business Program is near the end of its rebate funding. As a result, we will stop accepting rebate applications on September 10, 2011.
All jobs must have scopes of work signed by the contractor and customer by August 31, 2011 and jobs must be completed and rebates applied for by September 10, 2011. All required documentation must accompany the application by the deadline to be eligible for a rebate. Supporting documentation sent via U.S. mail must be post marked by September 10, 2011.
The Efficiency Plus Business Program will continue as a financing program and has funding available for loans at a 1.99% interest rate. Please contact a representative at 877-624-4448 (Option 3) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about loans or other program inquiries.
The SEU is uniquely positioned to leverage federal, state and local sources of revenue, as well as program resources, for greater impact and benefit to Delawareans. Two of the most important features of the SEU are that it is "fuel neutral" and it can implement programs on a statewide basis.
Fuel neutrality is important because utilities can only address efficiency measures for the commodity they sell or distribute. Also, utilities do not deliver fuel oil or propane, which are very important fuels in Delaware. This limits the customers' options, and it is likely that cost-effective opportunities would be left on the table.
- Statewide implementation is important because it reduces confusion among customers and contractors. In a very large part of the state, customers have more than one utility provider, and they may also have a separate distributor providing oil or propane. So, the SEU can offer a comprehensive approach to efficiency and to avoid gaps or overlaps in program coverage.
The program is open to all Delaware commercial and industrial customers. It is also open to all non-profit, institution and government energy users who are not participating in the Energize Delaware Performance Contracting program.
That program was discontinued effective June 1, 2010.
No, they are separate programs. Only certain non-profits, state and institutions qualify for the Performance Contracting program. All other non-residential energy users may take advantage of Efficiency Plus Business rebates and financing offers.
Yes, you need to apply and wait for pre-approval to be eligible for your financing project.
You will only have to pay prevailing wage if you are financing your equipment through our program.
Yes, you may use any contractor to install your measures. A list of Program Allies is provided to help get you started.