DEMEC - Green Power Program

November 06, 2009


Under Delaware's RPS, rural electric cooperatives and municipal utilities can opt out of the mandated portfolio requirements if they establish a green energy fund and a voluntary green power purchasing program. The Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC), a joint action agency and wholesale electric company representing the state's nine municipal utilities, opted out of the RPS requirements on behalf of the municipal utilities and began offering a voluntary green power program to its customers starting on June 1, 2006. DEMEC currently offers green power subscriptions in 100 kilowatt-hour blocks at a monthly premium price of $0.21 per block. Customer contracts last for one year (June 1 - May 31). The amount of green energy blocks is limited and subscriptions are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis. The quantity that can be purchased is limited to a customer’s lowest monthly consumption in the preceding twelve months To enroll in the program, customers should contact the appropriate DEMEC member utility directly. DEMEC municipal utility members include: Newark, New Castle, Middletown, Dover, Smyrna, Seaford, Lewes, Clayton and Milford. These utilities serve a combined population of 100,000 and have a combined peak load of 435 megawatts.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Delaware
Incentive Type: Mandatory Utility Green Power Option
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Space Heat
  • Geothermal Electric
  • Solar Thermal Electric
  • Solar Thermal Process Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Landfill Gas
  • Tidal
  • Wave
  • Ocean Thermal
  • Hydroelectric (Small)
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels


Name: 26 Del. C. § 363
Date Enacted: 7/21/2005
Effective Date: 6/1/2006


Name: Kimberly Schlichting
Organization: Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEME
Address: PO Box 310
Smyrna DE 19977
Phone: (302) 653-2733

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.