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In the US, the Environmental Protection Agency has honored the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility for a successful energy efficiency programme.

EPA has recognised the non-profit organisation with its Sustained Excellence award for helping consumers in Delaware save over $375,000 in energy costs and reduce carbon emissions by over 1,875 metric tonnes in 2018.

As part of the energy efficiency programme, with ENERGY STAR, Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility provided consumers with $1.8 million in rebates to implement home upgrades.

This is the third year in a row that the organisation has been recognised for the energy efficiency project.

The award recognizes utilities, companies and other organizations for their outstanding contributions to public health and the environment by demonstrating national leadership in cost-saving energy efficient solutions.

Tony DePrima, executive director at DESEU, gave credit to companies the organisation is working with to help consumers save up to 20% in their energy costs by implementing home upgrades.

Franklin Energy Regional Vice President Paul Smith, added: “From conducting field installations to managing the rebate process to handling customer service, Franklin Energy leads implementation of this award-winning program every step of the way. Our technology streamlines the multi-step journey for participants, making it easier for more Delawareans to participate.”