Delaware's New Community Solar Program
At Delmarva Power, we are working to provide new clean energy services and choices to meet our customers' evolving energy needs. Delmarva Power supports renewable energy and partners with our customers to provide safe and reliable interconnection of renewable energy into the electric grid.
On June 29, 2021, the Delaware General Assembly passed a bill creating a new program for community solar. As of July 30, 2021, the bill is waiting for the Governor's signature to be signed into law. Delaware's new community solar program would permit customers to subscribe to community solar facilities located anywhere in the Delmarva Power Delaware service area and receive the maximum available financial benefit from that subscription.
The bill also requires the Delaware Public Service Commission (the Commission) to finalize regulations for the new program no later than March 11, 2022, including overall rules for community solar in Delaware, rules for billing and bill credits for subscribing customers, and rules about consumer protection and service terms and conditions. The final regulations will outline many of the processes that Delmarva Power will follow to ensure that community solar will be adopted in Delaware in a fair, efficient, transparent and cost-effective manner for our customers, as well as for community solar developers and their subscribers.
The public and interested stakeholders will have an opportunity to provide comments on the Commission's proposed regulations. Please check the Commission's website for updates on this process.
Update as of 9/24/21: Senate Bill 2 was signed into law on 9/17/21 by Governor John Carney. Our agreement is to begin accepting applications on November 1 at 9:00 AM ET. One new requirement will be that Delmarva Power will be requiring proof of site control to be submitted with Community Solar applications.
Update as of 10/27/2021: We have a dedicated email address for Community Solar in DE, CommunitySolarDE@ExelonCorp.com. Any questions can be directed here. We held an information webinar on 10/26/2021. Click here to view our presentiation.
Delmarva Power will continue to provide the latest updates as they occur, so please make sure to check back on this website. We are committed to doing our part to ensure the benefits of solar are accessible to all our customers and look forward to delivering the new community solar program to our customers and communities.
Existing Solar Programs with Delmarva Power in Delaware
As of September 17, 2021, Governor Carney signed the new Community Solar bill into law, and the existing Community Energy Facility ("CEF") program is no longer available to new applicants. At this time, customers can still apply for a net energy metering. ("NEM") interconnection or aggregated net energy metering ("ANEM") interconnection. Please note that NEM and ANEM applications and projects will not be able to be transferred into a Community Solar project.