PEPCO - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Incentives Program (Maryland)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Maryland

Name PEPCO - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Incentives Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Commercial Cooking Equipment, Retro-Commissioning, Energy Savings Study, Operations/Maintenance Training, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Custom Incentives: $0.16/annual kWh saved

A/C and Heat Pumps: $40 - 100/ton
Geothermal/Water Source Heat Pumps: $100/ton
Dual Enthalpy Economizer Control: $200/unit
Heat Pump Water Heater: $200/unit
Tank Water Heater: $50
Hotel Electrical Receptacle Controls: $80/room
Hotel Room HVAC Controls: $70/room
Chillers: $10 - $24/ton, plus bonus incentives
Cooking/Refrigeration Equipment: Varies
Vending Machine Controls: $30 - $75
Variable Frequency Drives: $600 - $7000 + $70/HP if greater than 100 HP
Lighting Fixture Replacements (CFL): $25 - $40
Lighting Fixture Replacements (T5/T8): $20- - $85
LED Signs/Signals: $15 - $25
LED Lamps: $20 - $60
LED Fixtures (Exterior): $150 - $250
Relamp/Reballast Fixture (CFL): $15 - $25
Relamp/Reballast Fixture (T5/T8): $10 - $35
Pulse Start Retrofit: $35
Delamping/Retrofit Fixture (T8): $25 - $60
Occupancy Controls: $25 - $75/sensor
Custom Lighting: $0.16/kWh first year savings
Small Business Incentive: up to 80% - 90% of cost Multifamily Properties: Incentive vary depending on whether installation is in common areas or individual units
New Construction: Varies widely

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

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: 50% and $250,000/electric account (including all incentive applications in a program year)

Program Administrator Potomac Electric Power Co.

References DSIRE[1]


Pepco provides a range of rebates for prescriptive measures in existing and new facilities. Rebates help offset the costs of improvements to HVAC, chiller systems, lighting, lighting controls, building energy management systems, commercial cooking equipment, variable frequency drives, and custom measures. Custom measures may be utilized for projects which significantly reduce energy consumption but do not fit the scope of prescribed equipment upgrades. See all program equipment and participation requirements before purchasing and installation equipment.

Multifamily and New Construction projects are also eligible for incentives very similar to existing buildings. Multifamily properties making efficiency improvements to common areas are eligible for rebates identical to the existing buildings program, while in-unit upgrade projects offer slightly different rebates. View the program web site listed above for more information on these program differences. Additionally, incentives for new construction and major renovation projects are similar to existing building incentives; however a design-based rebate is also available to these facilities. These planned or renovated facilities must follow certain sustainable design and construction guidelines available on the program web site. View the program web site for additional details and program information.

Additionally, Retro-Commissioning and Operations/Maintenance Training is offered to eligible facilities and individuals. Each of these programs provides financial incentives for participating facilities and facility managers. Detailed information on each offering can be found on the program web site or in the appropriate DSIRE entry, where full details may be found. Contact Pepco for further information on these incentive offerings.

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)"