Delaware Launches New Energy-Efficiency Incentives for Businesses

by | Feb 19, 2007

The Delaware Energy Office has launched “Energy An$wers for Business,” a program that provides financial incentives to install products that save electricity, as well as develop habits that conserve electricity, Delaware Online reports.

A business can apply for up to $100,000 in grants for one location, or $200,000 for two.

The grants can help businesses buy products such as energy-efficient lamps, zero-energy refrigerator doors, and Energy Star freezers. As part of those grants, the state will pay for up to half the cost for a business to receive an audit of its energy consumption.

Ten companies have so far submitted preliminary applications to take part in the business program. Just two, ShopRite and Kraft Foods, have submitted all of their paperwork.

Rich Kenny, chief financial officer of Kenny Family ShopRites of Delaware, said his stores expect to save $418,000 in energy savings each year as a result of the upgrades to refrigeration and lighting systems.

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