Cash incentives are available for installing high efficiency electric chillers in existing buildings. By participating in the Pepco Energy Savings for Business Program and upgrading to more energy efficient central chiller-based cooling systems, you can reduce the cost of the equipment now and for years to come by reducing your operating and maintenance costs.

  • Single, (1,000 tons or less) chiller incentives range from $10 to $24 per ton for equipment that meets minimum program standards, based on efficiency and chiller type. Additional cash incentives are available when equipment performance exceeds the established program baseline (minimum standard). These performance incentives can be from $2 to $8 per ton per increment of improvement in energy efficiency. A program team member can provide a list of eligible chillers types.

  • Chillers over 1,000 tons may be eligible for Alternative Chiller incentives. Alternative Chiller incentives will be based on an analysis of the proposed measure(s) and savings, as estimated by the customer/contractor and verified by Pepco. Incentive payments will not exceed 50% of project’s total installed cost.

How to Apply

Your eligibility and application process depends upon the size of your business and type of project. Select the appropriate type below for details about how to apply for this incentive.

Small Business Programs
Customers with a monthly demand of 60 kW or less over the last 12 months

Medium/Large Business
Customers with a demand greater than 60 kW over the last 12 months

New Construction & Major Renovation Projects
Customer’s project scope is for construction of an entirely new structure or extensive alteration to the existing structure and replacement of HVAC systems and lighting


Have any questions about the incentives, your eligibility or how to apply? Contact us and we can help you get started today.

EmPOWER Maryland programs are funded by a charge on your energy bill. EmPOWER programs can help you reduce your energy consumption and save you money. To learn more about EmPOWER and how you can participate, go to