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States - CHP in Delaware

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A significant percentage of the electrical generation in Delaware takes advantage of its waste heat, at 17.4% of total generating capacity, this is above the 8% national average in 2003. Electrical prices are below the national average and have gradually fallen over the last 10 years. Natural gas has experienced price fluctuations along with the all other states in the region. There has been a lot of CHP and distributed energy activity in the state to this point. There remains 642MW of CHP potential within the state, the bulk of it within the industrial sector.

Installed CHP Capacity

Currently, Delaware's CHP market generates 17.4% of its total energy market, amounting to a capacity of 172.5 MW. This energy primarily generated through 4 industrial sites.

Potential Market for CHP

According to the US Department of Energy, installations of CHP systems in Delaware's commercial and industrial sector have the potential to generate 642 MW.

State Restructuring Activities

Status of State Electric Industry Restructuring from DOE EIA

State Energy Data System (SEDS)


Electricity Pricing

DOE EIA - Electricity Prices
(a variety of monthly and annual data is available at this site)

Natural Gas Pricing

Average natural gas rates in DE graph

DOE EIA - Natural Gas Prices by State
(select residential/commercial/industrial in the "Data Series" box at top of this page)

Delaware Links

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CHP Requirements & State Support Programs Links
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