SMECO - Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Maryland)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Maryland

Name SMECO - Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial, Construction, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Central Air conditioners, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Vending Machine Controls, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Ice Machines, LED Lighting, Smart Power Strips
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Custom: varies, contact SMECO for details

New Construction: $0.25 - $0.40/first year kWh savings
Lighting: varies widely
Unitary/Matched Split AC/Heat Pump Systems: $100/ton
Dual Enthalpy Economizers: $200
HVAC Variable Frequency Drives: $600 - $5,250 (up to 75 hp), or $70/hp (100 - 200/hp)
Anti-Sweat Heat Controls: $40
Reach-In Door Closer: $40 - $50
ECM Evaporator Fan Motor: $50
Evaporator Fan Controller on Existing Shaded-Pole Motor: $75
Refrigerators: $50 - $250
Freezers: $100 - $500
Ice Machines: $50- $250
Smart Power Strips: $15/strip
Occupancy Sensor: $30/Sensor
Hotel Room HVAC Controls: $80/room Vending Machine Controls: $30 - $75

Eligible System Size See program web site
Equipment Requirements General: see program web site for equipment-specific requirements

Maximum Incentive New Construction: $20,000

New Construction Design Assistance: $5,000


References DSIRE[1]


Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative's (SMECO) Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Program provides technical assistance and a range of incentives to commercial, industrial, municipal and institutional customers who employ energy efficient measures in new and existing facilities. The program offers prescriptive rebates for specified energy efficiency measures, while custom incentives are offered for applications which are not covered by the prescriptive program. Eligible measures include HVAC systems, lighting, building controls, vending machine controls, variable frequency drives and commercial refrigeration. Under both the prescriptive and custom programs, incentives may cover up to 50% of a project's cost. Some rebates vary by size, efficiency and type of measure employed. Equipment must meet program guidelines listed on the web site above. Interested customers should check the web site to ensure eligibility and view program overview.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name SMECO PowerWise Program
Department Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative
Address 15035 Burnt Store Road
Address 2 P.O. Box 1937
Place Hughesville, Maryland
Zip/Postal Code 20637-1937
Phone (888) 440-3311

  • 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)"