DNREC’s Energy Efficiency Investment Fund goes virtual

July 13, 2021

Businesses looking to improve energy efficiency and reduce costs through the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Energy Efficiency Investment Fund can apply for the program online.

Replacing the current practice for accepting applications in all other formats, the online portal will make applying faster and easier for customers, increase the efficiency of reviewing files, and improve communication between applicants and program staff.

The fund provides grants to help commercial and industrial customers replace aging, inefficient equipment and systems with energy-efficient alternatives.

Users can enter project information, including materials and energy savings, into simple tables. The portal contains specialized calculators which streamline the details provided by the applicant to generate an estimated total project cost and grant award.

Applicants can also share and store documents, allowing the EEIF team to communicate clearly and directly with them.

“The portal will bolster a program that already saves Delawareans millions of dollars in annual energy costs and will create a more streamlined process for applicants," said Dayna Cobb, director of the DNREC Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy.

Improving the energy efficiency of a business helps decrease operating costs, reduce energy consumption and improve environmental performance. To learn more or to apply, go to


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