Energy Conservation Rebates for Farms (Maryland)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Maryland

Name Energy Conservation Rebates for Farms
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Agricultural
Eligible Technologies Agricultural Equipment, Boilers, Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Clothes Washers, Custom/Others pending approval, Equipment Insulation, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Steam-system upgrades, Water Heaters
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2011-07-25
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Lighting: 0.06 per kWh

Other Electric Savings: 0.08 per kWh
Propane: 1.50 per gallon saved

Equipment Requirements Vary by technology
Expiration Date 2012-04-01

Maximum Incentive 50% of project cost

Program Budget $200,000 (FY 2011)

Program Administrator EnSave, Inc.

References DSIRE[1]


Maryland offers rebates for the purchase and installation of certain types of energy efficient equipment to in-state agricultural producers. Eligible equipment ranges from common measures like lighting, HVAC and motors, to agricultural equipment and custom energy savings improvements. Rebates are calculated according to the amount of energy an improvement is expected to save, set at $0.06 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for lighting upgrades, $0.08 per kWh for other electricity saving measures, and $1.50 per gallon of propane. Rebates are limited to 50% of the total installed cost of any new equipment.

In addition to rebates for equipment, the program also offers farm energy audits to Maryland agricultural producers. Energy audits are priced at $300, but the money will be refunded if the applicant implements one or more of the recommendations contained in the audit report. An energy audit is not required in order to qualify for the rebates, although an audit may help the farmer identify cost-effective opportunities for energy savings.

The program will last until the final application deadline of April 1, 2012, or until funding is exhausted. Awards will be made on a first-come, first-served basis subject to funding limitations. The program website contains further information about eligible technologies, applications, and other program rules.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Corey Conant
Department EnSave, Inc.
Address 65 Millet Street, Suite 105
Place Richmond, Vermont
Zip/Postal Code 05477
Phone (800) 732-1399
Phone 2 (781) 753-0838

  • 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)"