Delaware residents recently put on their energy-thinking caps on to do their part in updating the state's energy plan. The same energy-conscious concerns apply for the Governor's Energy Advisory Council, as it strategizes at this critical juncture for energy use and distribution in formulating a new Delaware Energy Plan.
Pursuant to Delaware Code, 29 Del.C.Subch.II, "The Delaware Energy Act," the Governor’s Energy Advisory Council has been charged with spearheading the updating of the Delaware Energy Plan every five years. The plan also includes a process for public input and measures for progress in attaining goals identified in the Energy Plan. The previous report developed by the Governor's Energy Task Force was released in fall of 2003, while the new plan was to have been developed and completed by early 2009.
Five workgroups have been established in the energy planning process to review current policies, resources and to make recommendations to the Governor’s Energy Advisory Council for Delaware's future energy goals, targets and policies.