Governing Law and Regulations
Renewable energy portfolio standards: 26 Delaware Code (Del. C.) 3008
Energy efficiency: 29 Del. C. 1500 to 1507
Energy plan: 29 Del. C. 8051 to 8060
Delaware Public Service Commission
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Delaware Energy Office
Governor's Energy Advisory Council
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. To date, the federal government's involvement in renewable energy programs has been limited to voluntary programs and to providing financial incentives for renewable energy generation. However, Delaware state legislation has established a renewable energy portfolio standard, energy efficiency standards, and an energy plan.
• Administration and enforcement. The Delaware Public Service Commission administers the state's renewable energy portfolio standard and energy-efficiency standards with support from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's (DNREC) Delaware Energy Office. The Governor's Energy Advisory Council updates the state's Energy Plan, which is also supported by DNREC's Delaware Energy Office.
Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard
26 Del. C. 3008
Delaware has passed renewable energy portfolio statutes requiring each electric utility company that sells electricity to Delaware customers to use renewable energy resources to account for a percentage of total retail sales by June 1 of each year. A portion of the required renewable energy resources must be from solar photovoltaic (PV) sources. Electric utility ...