Delaware - Green Power Requirement For State Facilities

April 25, 2010


In February 2010, Governor Markell issued Executive Order No. 18, a broad initiative intended to make the state government of Delaware a leader by example in clean energy and sustainability. The order includes a provision directing executive branch state agencies to procure at least 20% of their annual electric demand from renewable energy resources by Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 and 30% by FY 2013. The Delaware Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is directed to use procurement strategies that maximize clean and renewable energy purchases and minimize costs with achieving the targets. The OMB is required to maximize the stabilization of energy costs through the use of offshore wind as the resource is being developed. Executive branch state agencies, offices, and departments are also directed to maximize the use of local distributed generation technologies at state facilities. The OMB, in consultation with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Delaware
Incentive Type: Green Power Purchasing
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Renewables % or Amount: 20% by FY 2012 and 30% by FY 2013


Name: Executive Order No. 18 (Markell)
Date Enacted: 02/17/2010

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.