Our Mission

Delaware deserves happy, healthy & resilient communities that stand the test of time. Powering Our Future promotes the clean energy infrastructure to help us get there.

About the founder

Michael Smith is an energy economist who has worked in think tanks, consulting firms and political campaigns. He was driven to use that experience to facilitate the installation of clean energy infrastructure across Delaware. Michael founded Powering Our Future to do exactly that, and now serves as our Executive Director.

Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency is simply using less energy to complete the same task. Not only does energy efficiency protect the environment, it can provide significant savings for homeowners by lowering their utility bills.


Electrification is the process of converting a device or system to run on electricity, bringing benefits like cleaner air, lower energy costs and better health.


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