Delmarva - Commissioning and Operations Incentive Programs (Maryland)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Maryland

Name Delmarva - Commissioning and Operations Incentive Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Construction, Fed. Government, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Retro-Commissioning: $0.02/sq ft or $4,000 (Development); $0.06/sq ft or $12,000 (Execution); $0.05/sq ft or $10,000 (Implementation);$0.02/sq ft or $4,000 (Continuing Commissioning

Enhanced Commissioning for New Construction: up to $8,000 (design); $8,000 (commissioning); $6,000 (analysis/testing)
Energy Savings Study Incentive: Additional 75% of cost, up to $20,000
Operations and Maintenance Training: $1,000 or 80% of enrollment costs

Installation Requirements Enhanced Commissioning: Minimum of 100,000 sq. ft. of conditioned space

Retro-Commissioning: Minimum of 75,000 sq. ft. of conditioned space

Maximum Incentive Retro-Commissioning: $30,000

Commissioning: 50% of cost
Enhanced Commissioning: 20,000
All Incentives: 250,000/account/year and 500,000/customer for custom, prescriptive, commissioning and OandM

Program Administrator Delmarva

References DSIRE[1]


Delmarva's Enhanced Commissioning Program offers building design and commissioning incentives to commercial, industrial, governmental and institutional customers planning large new buildings. Assistance and resources are made available to customers to ensure efficient building construction and operation. Implemented measures may involve HVAC and energy management systems, including lighting controls and incentives are provided in stages. Buildings must be 100,000 square feet or larger to participate in the program. See the program application and the manual for more details and a list of incentives levels.

Delmarva's Retro-Commissioning for Existing Buildings Program offers incentives to commercial, industrial, governmental and institutional customers for optimizing energy performance in existing facilities. The program analyzes all major energy intensive systems within a building and seeks to improve the performance of these systems. The program is comprised of four phases: The Development Stage, Execution of Plan Stage, Implementation Stage, and Continuing Commissioning Stage. Incentive levels vary as a customer progresses through the phases of the program, with all four stages providing a different incentive structure. See the program web site for more details on the application, implementation and incentive schedule.

The Operations and Maintenance Training Program provides a partial reimbursement incentive for the training and enrollment of facility operation personnel in pre-approved courses. Certification courses, focusing on energy conservation in buildings, are offered to eligible staff members. Only staff members who may influence the energy performance of the facility may participate. The completion of coursework, verified through documentation, is necessary in order to receive rebate. View the program web site for more information on this program.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Lockheed Martin
Department Pepco
Division Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Incentive Program
Address 2275 Research Boulevard, MS-8N
Place Rockville, Maryland
Zip/Postal Code 20850
Phone (866) 353-5798
Phone 2 (301) 519-5445

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"