June 18, 2018

NEWPORT, DE, June 18, 2018 – Franklin Energy and Energize Delaware held a ribbon cutting on Monday, June 18th to celebrate the opening of Franklin Energy’s first office in Delaware. Newport Mayor Michael Spencer cut the ribbon at the event and welcomed Franklin Energy to Newport.

The Newport office will be home to Franklin Energy’s expansion into Delaware, which currently includes managing the Energize Delaware Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program and supporting the State of Delaware’s Weatherization Assistance Program.

“Franklin Energy is thrilled to open our first office in Delaware supporting both the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility and the state’s Weatherization Assistance Program,” says Cory Fox, Program Manager for Franklin Energy. “We have found a great home here in Newport and look forward to supporting Delawareans across the state improve the energy efficiency and durability of their homes, while helping protect the environment.”

Franklin Energy launched its Delaware operations in January with 4 new positions and is already adding additional staff for the Home Performance and Weatherization Assistance Programs. The Delaware office also assists with Franklin Energy’s delivery of energy efficiency programs in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The Energize Delaware Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program supports the residential energy efficiency market in Delaware by providing education and financial incentives to Delaware Homeowners who want to make their homes more comfortable and energy efficient. Energy efficiency services and rebates are available through the program’s participating weatherization and HVAC contractors.

“Franklin Energy’s entry into Delaware is a great example of how expanding access to energy efficiency programs creates more jobs for Delawareans,” says Tony DePrima, Executive Director of the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility. “We have more than 60 Participating Contractors in the Home Performance program. Energize Delaware helps them grow their businesses by making energy efficiency improvements more affordable for their customers. More business means more jobs.”

Also attending the ribbon cutting was Participating Contractor John Maichle, who credits the program with the growth his business has seen since joining the program. “Over the past 2 years Maichle’s Heating and Air Conditioning has been able to hire an additional 3 full time employees that consist of 2 installation technicians, a recent high school graduate who will be entering the Delaware apprenticeship program, and a high school Co-op student who actually started today. I couldn’t be more proud to be an active participant in the Home Performance program and an advocate for doing the right thing for the residents of Delaware.”

For more information about the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility and its Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program visit www.EnergizeDelaware.org. For more information about Franklin Energy visit www.FranklinEnergy.com.


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