August 11, 2016

DOVER, DE – August 1, 2016: DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate with the support of the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility announced the relaunch of the Energy Efficiency Investment Fund (EEIF) grant program. The DESEU Board budgeted an additional $1 million to support energy efficiency measures for nonprofits and now local governments. The grant program is administered through DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate and is funded through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a multistate program designed to reduce greenhouse gases from the energy sector.

For fiscal year 2016, the program has expanded to include municipal and county governments, who were previously ineligible. Total available funding businesses, non-profits, and local governments are now $5 million.

Several new changes to the program are proposed for the coming program year which includes:

  • Improved incentives for energy efficiency measures that go beyond existing building/energy codes
  • Better alignment of program incentives with the current lighting market
  • Quicker turnaround between submission and review of applications

The EEIF was established in 2011 to help Delaware businesses and nonprofits make strategic investments in capital equipment and facility upgrades to decrease operating costs through reduced energy consumption and improved environmental performance.

Questions may be emailed Mark Heck at Mark.Heck@delaware.gov or by calling 302-735-3480.

For more information on EEIF, please visit Energy Efficiency Investment Fund – DNREC Alpha (delaware.gov)

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