DFM manages the procurement process for the State's energy supply contracts for electric and natural gas. By aggregating its energy load with other public entities, Delaware is able to aggressively procure energy supply on the open market at attractive rates. Energy supply is purchased in accordance with 75 Del. Laws, c. 243 and Section 23 of the 2021 Operating Budget.
The State utilizes professional consulting services to assist with energy supply purchasing. The request for proposals (“RFP”) for these services is issued pursuant to 29 Del. C. §§ 6981 and 6982 and in accordance with the Delaware Administrative Code, Title 26, 3001, Rules for Certification and Regulation of Electric Suppliers. Details regarding the current contract can be found on contracts.delaware.gov under Utility Purchasing Consulting Services.
Delaware's electric supply contract contains over 80 organizations statewide and approximately 1,900 individual electric accounts serviced by Delmarva Power. The contract includes renewable power, obtained through the purchase of regional and national renewable energy certificates (RECs). The current contract includes a purchase of 50 percent green power, nearly 153 million kWh annually, which is equivalent to the electricity use of more than 13,000 average U.S. homes annually!
Details about the current contract can be found on contracts.delaware.gov
Delaware has two natural gas supply contracts, one is for accounts serviced by Delmarva Power, and the other for accounts serviced by Chesapeake Utilities. Current contract details can be found on contracts.delaware.gov under Statewide Contract for Competitive Supply of Natural Gas.