Hospitals & Healthcare

Hospitals are the second most energy-intensive commercial space type in the United States, spending $8.8 billion on energy each year to meet patient needs. Hospitals and medical offices are finding that energy efficiency offers a way to reduce operating costs. Healthcare facilities that have implemented extensive energy-efficiency improvements have reduced energy use by 20%.

Every dollar that a non-profit healthcare organization saves on energy is equivalent to $20 in new revenues for hospitals or $10 for medical offices. Additionally, for-profit hospitals, medical offices and nursing homes can boost earnings per share by a penny by reducing energy costs just 5%. Investing in energy efficiency can not only preserve crucial funds, but the reduction in the energy load can dramatically extend power reliability during disasters and other emergencies. A high-performance healthcare facility also enhances your opportunity to improve market share, employee retention and philanthropic success.

Pepco offers innovative solutions and cash incentives that can help you offset energy costs.1

The Many Benefits of Energy-Efficient Upgrades

  • Reduce operating costs
  • Create healthier, more comfortable healing and work environments
  • Improve light and air quality
  • Contribute to a more sustainable future
  • Make your facility more attractive to medical professionals and philanthropic donors

Earn Cash Incentives

Hospitals and other medical facilities can take advantage of Pepco’s standard incentives for installing new, energy-efficient equipment. Cash incentives are available to customers planning unique equipment, system and industrial process improvements. If you have energy-saving improvements planned that are not available through other incentive programs, you may be eligible for custom incentives.

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

Additional Incentive Opportunities


Additional Savings

Enhanced incentives are offered through the Small Business Program. If your building has a monthly demand of 100 kW or less over a twelve month period, you may be eligible for a Walk-Through Energy Assessment (WTEA) and enhanced incentives. The QEC and the installation of low cost measures (up to $250) will be completed at no additional cost by a service provider of your choice.

Project Snapshot

Businesses and institutions now have access to technical and financial resources to improve lighting, upgrade heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and controls systems and build high-performance buildings. Below is an example of a recently completed project at a local hospital. 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.

  VFDs Controls Lighting Chiller Comprehensive Project
Project Cost $112,800 $205,084 $574,017 $259,920 $1,151,821
Annual Energy Savings (kWh) 2,115,740 291,903 777,229 219,895 3,404,767
Annual Energy Cost Savings2 $317,361 $43,785 $116,584 $32,984 $510,715
Existing Bldgs Incentive $54,800 $46,704 $93,675 $44,800 $239,979
Payback (YRS)3 0.2 3.5 4.0 6.4 1.7
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 your 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 Service Provider Network are available to assist you. Find a service provider in your area.

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

1Source: ENERGY STAR®

Questions?

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 electric bill. EmPOWER programs can help you reduce your electricity consumption and save you money. Go to pepco.com/saveenergy to learn more about EmPOWER and how you can participate.