Efficiency Maine Business Program (Maine)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Maine

Name Efficiency Maine Business Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Refrigerators, LED Exit Signs, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Retrofits: up to 35% of total project cost

New construction/Major renovations/Failed equipment replacement: 75% of incremental cost
Custom: $0.14/kWh

Equipment Requirements Certain projects must be pre-approved

Installation Requirements Only projects that result in a yearly energy savings of 70,000 kWh or more are eligible to participate in the Custom Program

Maximum Incentive $50,000

Website http://www.efficiencymaine.com/at-work/business-programs/program-incentives/

References DSIRE[1]


The Efficiency Maine Business Program provides cash incentives and free, independent technical advice to help non-residential electric customers save energy and money, and to improve Maine’s environment. Efficiency measures eligible for prescriptive cash incentives include qualified lighting, HVAC equipment, Motor VSDs, system controls and refrigeration. See the program web site for the current list of cash incentives available for prescriptive incentives. In addition, custom incentives of up to $0.14/kWh are available for electricity-saving equipment that is not included on the list of eligible prescriptive incentives. Projects for these custom incentives must be pre-approved by Efficiency Maine.

Incentives are available to all non-residential customers, including Maine businesses, nonprofits, public and private schools (K-12), colleges, local and county governments, state buildings, farms, airports, water and wastewater facilities, quasi-governmental entities, and other regional systems. Incentives are generally available for retrofit applications or new construction. Pre-approval is required for certain efficiency improvements, usually those totaling over $2500; see the program web site for details. Each applicant is eligible for Efficiency Maine incentives up to $50,000 per applicant, per calendar year.*

For retrofit projects, the amount of the Efficiency Maine custom incentive may be up to 35% of the total cost of the efficiency project, including labor. For new construction and major renovations, as well as replacement of failed equipment, the incentive may be up to 75% of the incremental cost of high efficiency equipment over standard equipment. The incentive cap applies in all cases. Efficiency Maine reserves the right to monitor and/or inspect subsidized installations and energy use of the products for which incentives are paid. Contact Efficiency Maine for additional information on this program.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Efficiency Maine Business Incentive Program
Department Efficiency Maine
Address 151 Capitol Street
Address 2 Suite 1
Place Augusta, Maine
Zip/Postal Code 04330-6262
Phone (877) 334-6583

Email efficiencymaine@efficiencymaine.com
Website http://www.efficiencymaine.com

  • 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)"