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 Energy Efficiency Investment Fund

Incentives for investments in energy efficient equipment
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) provides information and prescriptive incentives to help you install high efficiency natural gas heating and water heating equipment, energy efficient lighting and lighting control improvements, vending improvements, and more. The program also offers incentives for energy assessments, as well as custom incentives for unique energy efficiency projects that do not qualify for a prescriptive grant.

The program is designed to help commercial and industrial customers replace aging, inefficient equipment and systems with energy efficient alternatives.  Complete an energy assessment with a qualified contractor to identify beneficial energy efficiency improvements. 
 
Current incentives

Energy Assessment Grant Opportunity
Grant funding is available to help pay for the cost of an energy audit. Applications are accepted on a rolling first-come, first-served basis. Grants are available to fund 50 percent of the cost of the assessment.

Prescriptive Lighting and Lighting Controls
Strategic use of electronic lighting controls can cut energy consumption dramatically by turning off or dimming lights when conditions allow.

Vending Misers 
EEIF offers financial incentives for the installation of vending machine controls that automatically turn off or reduce energy consumption of equipment when not in use.

Natural Gas Heating and Water Heating Equipment 
Incentives are available for the installation of high-efficiency furnaces, boilers, water heating equipment, and related controls.

Custom Measures
The custom grant application provides customized incentives for energy efficiency projects that do not fall into one of the prescriptive grant categories.

EEIF Program Guidelines and Operational Procedures

Program eligibility
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.  

Please email Patricia Murray with questions regarding the EEIF Program.


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