Delaware State University joined Feb. 13 with Exelon and Delmarva Power to dedicate its new Renewable Energy Education Center on campus.
DSU President Harry L. Williams, Delmarva Power Regional President Gary Stockbridge and Sen. Tom Carper, D-Delaware, along with others, participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony that marked the establishment of the new center, which is located in the Luna I. Mishoe Science Center at DSU.
DSU’s REEC has been made possible by a $180,000 Energy Workforce Development grant from Exelon and Delmarva Power, which is the first installment of a four-year $720,000 commitment.
The new center will help increase access to clean energy and advance the state’s goal to get 25 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025. The center will work to establish the state’s baseline of renewable energy literacy and usage; improve the infrastructure and capacity of renewable energy education, research and extension; and offer certificate programs and credentialing services in renewable energy.
The grant is part of the commitment Exelon made as part of its merger with Pepco Holdings in March 2016. The center will be managed by Williams Pickrum, project manager.