Government agencies spend more than $10 billion a year on energy to provide public services and meet constituent needs — while grappling with tightening budgets. Yet nearly one-third of the energy used to run typical government buildings goes to waste.

Energy-efficiency improvements are right in line with the purpose of public organizations—to serve others. Reducing energy costs frees funds for important projects, and demonstrates your good stewardship of taxpayer or contributor dollars.1

The benefits of energy-efficient upgrades are numerous
  • Reduce energy and water costs
  • Increase employee comfort
  • Enhance light and air quality
  • Reduce maintenance and extend equipment life
  • Contribute to a more sustainable future

Earn cash incentives

Govenrnment facility can take advantage of Pepco’s standard incentives for installing new, energy-efficient equipment. Cash incentives are also available to customers planning unique equipment and system upgrades and industrial process improvements. If you are planning energy-saving improvements that are not eligible for standard incentives, you may be eligible for custom incentives.

Pepco pays cash incentives for qualifying energy-efficient improvements, such as:

Additional incentive opportunities

  • Operations & Maintenance Training incentive
  • Technical support and cash incentives are offered to owners and design teams for new construction, major renovation, and building addition projects.

Additional savings

Enhanced incentives are offered through the Small Business Program. If your building has a monthly demand of 60 kW or less over a twelve month period, you may be eligible for a Quick Energy Check-Up (QEC) and enhanced incentives. The QEC and the installation of low cost measures (up to $250) will be completed at no additional cost by a Small Business Trade Ally of your choice.

Project Snapshot

Businesses and institutions have access to technical and financial resources to improve lighting, upgrade heating, ventilation and controls systems and build high-performance buildings. Below is an example of a recently completed project at a local govenrnment facility. Pepco supported the project with advice early in the process and cash incentives after the upgrades were completed, helping the customer save money, improve comfort and boost productivity.

 Lighting / SensorsVFDHVACEnergy StudyAll Projects
Project Cost$12,824$256,000$130,400$21,126$399,224
Annual Energy Savings (kWh)18,915468,30071,4540558,669
Annual Energy Cost Savings2$2,837$70,245$10,718$0$83,800
Existing Bldgs Incentive$5,185$37,464$21,985$5,282$64,634
Payback (YRS)
2Average price of electricity = $0.15/kWh
3Payback = (Project cost - incentive) / energy savings

Get started today

We can help you identify energy-efficiency opportunities in your facility and analyze their energy impact and cost-effectiveness. Customers with a maximum monthly peak demand greater than 60 kW are eligible for incentives to assist with an ASHRAE Level 2 Energy Audit.

If you need technical assistance in completing an energy-efficiency project, qualified contractors from our Trade Ally Network are available to assist you. To find a trade ally in your area please visit Trade Ally Network.

Learn more about:
Program Eligibility and Application Process
Eligible measures and incentives for Existing Buildings Projects
Eligible measures and incentives for New Construction Projects/Major Renovation Projects



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

These programs support EmPOWER Maryland administered by the Maryland Energy Administration