Delaware to Host Public Meetings on New Home Energy Rebate Programs

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DOVER, DE — Delaware residents looking to reduce home energy costs will have the opportunity to learn about new and existing programs from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) at public meetings this month. DNREC’s Division of Climate, Coastal, and Energy will host three sessions to introduce two new home energy rebate programs funded through the Inflation Reduction Act.

The new programs, pending approval from the U.S. Department of Energy, will offer up to $66 million in rebates for a variety of energy efficiency and electrification upgrades. These include heat pumps, electric stoves, electric load service upgrades, insulation, air sealing, ventilation, and more.

DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin highlighted the importance of these measures. “Energy efficiency is a key strategy in Delaware’s Climate Action Plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” he said. “Improving energy efficiency also reduces energy costs, freeing up financial resources for families.”

The rebates will target low- to moderate-income populations in disadvantaged communities that are marginalized and overburdened by pollution. Depending on the measures implemented, rebates could reach up to $22,000 for both single-family and multi-family homes.

In addition to the new programs, the meetings will provide information on other existing initiatives like the Weatherization Assistance Program, Green Energy Program, and Energy Efficiency Investment Fund.

The public information meetings will take place:

  • Monday, June 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Route 9 Library & Innovation Center in New Castle.
  • Tuesday, June 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Dover Public Library.
  • Thursday, June 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Lewes Public Library.
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These sessions aim to inform residents about available resources and how they can benefit from upcoming energy efficiency initiatives.

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