The State of Delaware purchases electricity supply on the open market using a procurement strategy that allows the State to aggregate its load with non-state agency partners. Through this strategy, the State is able to secure attractive electricity supply rates that include an abundance of renewables, including Delaware local renewables. The current 3 year contract has a renewable energy carve out of 40%, of which 37% is national wind RECs, 2% is Delaware RECs, and 1% is Delaware Solar RECs. The contract includes 76 government and civil organizations statewide, and approximately 1,800 separate electricity billing accounts. Through Executive Order 18, signed February 2010, Delaware's previous governor, Governor Jack Markell, challenged State government to lead by example in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy, recycling, clean transportation, and environmentally sensitive procurement. As part of this effort, the Governor set targets to address greenhouse gases associated with electricity consumption in State facilities through the use of clean, renewable energy.