Improving the energy efficiency of your business helps to decrease operating costs, reduce energy consumption, and improve environmental performance. The Energy Efficiency Investment Fund (EEIF) was designed to help commercial and industrial customers replace aging, inefficient equipment and systems with energy efficient alternatives.
NOTICE: Applications will no longer be accepted for the perscriptive portion of the program, and custom applications are being accepted on a modified basis.
Prescriptive Program: Due to insufficient funds, all prescriptive applications received on or after July 1, 2015 will not be considered for funding, and the Division will not be accepting new applications for the prescriptive program until further notice. The prescriptive portion includes three types of applications: prescriptive lighting and lighting controls, vending misers, and natural gas heating and water heating equipment.
Custom Program: Custom applications received on or after July 1, 2015 will be considered on a modified basis. The program is still accepting applications for process and manufacturing improvements, compressed air systems, pumping systems, and variable speed drivers.
More information on custom measures
Program participants are non-residential entities that pay the Public Utility Tax. Participants must be “consumers or users of gas or electricity whose purchase of those commodities from a distributor is subject to the public utility tax on gas or electricity.” This includes non-residential entities, except for political subdivisions, state government agencies, public schools, and automobile manufacturers. For more information on who pays the public utility tax, please see: http://delcode.delaware.gov/title30/c055/index.shtml. Applicants should check their utility bills to confirm payment of the tax. A copy of the applicant's electric or natural gas bill must be submitted with the EEIF application for verification of program eligibility.
EEIF Program Guidelines and Operational Procedures
Please email Patricia Murray with questions regarding the EEIF Program.