PEPCO - Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Program (District of Columbia)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place District of Columbia

Name PEPCO - Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Fed. Government, Institutional
Eligible Technologies Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Motor VFDs, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Retro-Commissioning, Energy Savings Study, Operations/Maintenance Training
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Custom Incentives: 0.08/annual kWh saved

Retro-Commissioning: 50% of implementation cost
Energy Savings Study: 25%/phase
Operations/Maintenance Training: 1,000 or 80% of enrollment cost, whichever is less
A/C and Heat Pumps: 35-70/ton
Dual Enthalpy Economizer Control: 200/unit
Vending Machine Controls: 30-75
Variable Frequency Drives: 200-7000 + 70/HP if greater than 100 HP
Lighting Fixture Replacements: 25-70
LED Exit Sign: 15
Lighting Fixture Lamp Retrofits: 10-35
Delamping: 25-60
Occupancy Controls: 25-75/sensor

Eligible System Size Custom Incentive Program: projects must produce annual energy savings of at least 25,000 kWh/yr.

Retro-Commissioning: minimum of 75,000 sq. ft. of conditioned space
Energy Savings Study: building must be 25,000 sq. ft. or larger

Start Date 2011-03-01

Installation Requirements Custom Incentive Program: projects must not provide a simple payback within 18 months without an incentive.

Maximum Incentive All Incentives: 50% of the total installed project cost

Custom Incentive Program: 250,000/electric account (including all incentive applications in a program year), and 500,000/all accounts
Retro-Commissioning: 30,000
Energy Savings Study: 5000/phase

Program Administrator Potomac Electric Power Co.

References DSIRE[1]


  • Removed; only active in Maryland

Pepco'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 Retro-Commissioning Plan Development Stage, the Detailed Investigative Stage, the Implementation Stage and the Continuing Commission Stage. Incentive levels vary from stage to stage 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)"