Energy Efficiency Investment Fund
When the Laurel American Legion Post 19 decided to make some energy improvements to reduce costs and improve the lighting in their facility, they applied for an Energy Efficiency Investment Fund grant last year—only to learn their project was denied due to lack of program funding.
“We were happy to learn that the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility provided additional funds so our project could move forward!” said Darryl Potteiger, Finance Officer. “The new LED lights installed at our Post have saved us about 15 to 20% on our utility bills—even with increased activities and functions at the facility, and the new LED lights provide better quality lighting with more accurate dimming features.” The Laurel American Legion Post 19 received over $3,700 to assist with the lighting improvements.
Incentives for investments in energy efficient equipment
Improving the energy efficiency of your business helps to decrease operating costs, reduce energy consumption, and improve environmental performance. The Energy Efficiency Investment Fund (EEIF) provides information and prescriptive incentives to help you install high efficiency natural gas heating and water heating equipment, energy efficient lighting and lighting control improvements, vending improvements, and more. The program also offers incentives for energy assessments, as well as custom incentives for unique energy efficiency projects that do not qualify for a prescriptive grant.
The program is designed to help commercial and industrial customers, non-profits, and local goverments replace aging, inefficient equipment and systems with energy efficient alternatives. Complete an energy assessment with a qualified contractor to identify beneficial energy efficiency improvements.
Funding for grants to non-profits and local governments is provided by the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility.
Program participants are non-residential entities that pay the Public Utility Tax as well as local governments that do not pay the public utility tax. Participants must be “consumers or users of gas or electricity whose purchase of those commodities from a distributor is subject to the public utility tax on gas or electricity.” This includes non-residential entities, except for political subdivisions, state government agencies, public schools and automobile manufacturers. For more information please see http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/energy/information/otherinfo/Pages/EnergyEfficiencyInvestmentFund.aspx .
Please email Emily.StClair@state.de.us with questions regarding the EEIF Program.
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