The Pepco C&I Energy Savings Program is Approved

The 2012-2014 Pepco C&I Energy Savings Program has been approved by the Maryland Public Service Commission. We are working to finalize the details but we encourage you to continue to develop projects and submit applications now!

The new and updated solutions offered to our Maryland business customers will help more customers save on energy efficient equipment now and on energy costs for years to come.
  • many incentives have increased and more measures are eligible
  • new incentive programs have been developed to encourage participation by small businesses and master-metered multi-family housing
Want to learn more? Choose from the following:

Pepco C&I Energy Savings Program Overview

Let Us Help Your Business
  • reduce the initial cost of upgrading to energy efficient equipment and systems
  • improve efficiencies and reduce your long term electric energy cost and operating expenses
  • create a win-win scenario for your business and the environment
We offer cash incentives and solutions
  • equipment and control upgrades in existing buildings
  • design assistance and new equipment for new construction projects
  • increasing your building and process efficiencies in existing and new buildings
  • experienced network of contractors and service providers who can help get the job done

Incentives Approved for 2012-2014

The program offers a number of options to qualify for an incentive, including standard incentives from a pre-qualified list of measures and custom incentives for more complex, creative projects. You are sure to find an option that meets your specific needs. Additionally, to encourage comprehensive energy efficient upgrades, we will offer a Multiple Measure-Type Bonus incentive.

If you need technical assistance in completing an energy efficiency project, a service provider or contractor from our Trade Ally Network who are familiar with the program’s offerings and procedures are available to help you. Click here to find a Trade Ally in your area that provides the type of services you need. You are not required to use a service provider or contractor from our Trade Ally Network to be eligible for incentives unless otherwise noted.

To learn more Existing Buildings are eligible for a number of retrofit upgrade and new control options. From a broad list of pre-qualified “standard” measures or custom incentives for more complex, creative projects, we can help improve your efficiencies. Choose from the following measure types:

- Light Fixtures & Controls      - Custom Projects
- Variable Frequency Drives      - Energy Savings Studies
- Packaged HVAC Units      - Commercial Refrigeration & Kitchen Equipment
- Chillers      - Specialized Controls

Small Business Program We are offering incentives that cover up to 80%-90% of the installed cost to business customers that have a monthly demand of 100 kW or less over a twelve month period. These enhanced incentives are available to customers once the Energy Walk-Through Assessment provided by the program has been completed. Measure types include:

- Lighting Fixtures and Controls      - Chillers
- VFDs      - Specialized Controls
- Commercial Refrigeration & Kitchen Equipment       - Custom Projects
- Packaged HVAC       

Multi-Family Properties Upgrading to energy efficient equipment in multi-family properties can result in lower energy and maintenance costs while improving resident’s satisfaction. In addition to replacing equipment and systems in common areas, multi-family properties with master electric meters are eligible for incentives to replace appliances and equipment. If a resident is interested, Quick Home Energy Check-up are available as well.

New Construction Projects can benefit from technical support and cash incentives offered to building owners and design teams of all types of commercial new construction and major renovation projects. The incentives available for these projects are calculated using the State Building Codes as the baseline; resulting in different incentives offered for existing buildings. Incentives are available for:

- Building Design Support      - Chillers
- Design-Based Lighting       - Specialized Controls
- Lighting Controls       - Custom Projects
- VFDs      – Packaged HVAC Units
- Commercial Refrigeration & Kitchen Equipment       

Continuous Building and Process Performance Program - Once the energy efficient equipment and controls are installed, the next step is to ensure your employees are trained and processes are in place to continue reducing your operating cost and increasing your energy efficiency. We have incentives to assist:

Existing Building Projects      New Construction Projects
- Full Retro Commissioning      - Enhanced Commissioning
- HVAC Tune-up      - O&M Training
- Continuous Energy Improvement       - Occupant Training
- O&M Training       

Program Updates

Look for emails from the program often, as we will continue to update you when applications, incentives, and other details are finalized and available on the Website. We will be scheduling webinars and seminars over the upcoming weeks and months to ensure you have the information needed to participate in the new program..

We appreciate your continued partnership and look forward to working with you. Be sure to reach out to a Program team member if you need assistance or have questions about the new program.

We are accepting applications now!

We are working to finalize the details and update the applications, workbooks, and other tools to participate in the program.

Until that is complete, if you would like to submit an application, fill out the current application and workbook (available on the Website), follow the guidelines currently available on the Website, and submit to the program for pre-approval.
  • Many incentive amounts have increased in 2012, so we will ensure that you get the higher 2012 incentive, where available, even though it is not shown on all current applications.
  • If there is not an application on the Website appropriate for your project, please contact us for direction.
  • Refer to the Website each time you start a new application to ensure you are using the most current version.
All applications require pre-approval to be eligible. The C&I Energy Savings Program is available to Pepco’s Maryland Business Customers.

If you have questions, call or email our customer service number and a program representative will be able to assist you.

C&I Energy Savings customer service: 1-866-353-5798

Program Eligibility & Application Process

  • Eligibility
  • Application Process
Pepco C&I Energy Savings Program Eligibility

To be eligible to participate in the Pepco C&I Energy Savings Program and receive cash incentives, your business must be a commercial, industrial, government, or public/private institutional electric customer with a facility in the Pepco Maryland territory. Requirements may vary by measure-type. The complete terms and conditions can be found in the application.

Note: The maximum annual incentive per individual electric account is $250,000. The maximum annual incentive per multi-account customer is $500,000. Limited funds are available to support assessments of energy savings opportunities in facilities larger than 100,000 square feet. Contact the Program Office at 866-353-5798 for more details

Please review the pre-approval details for each incentive. Do not purchase or install equipment before pre-approval is received.

Incentive levels, program rules, and regulations are subject to change.

Application Process

1. Review the page dedicated to the equipment you are interested in. This page will provide you with the most current information for the incentives.

2. If you have questions about the program, contact the Program Office directly at 866-353-5798 or email us at or through the Trade Ally Network or a service provider of your choice to discuss energy efficient equipment options.

3. Submit a completed application to the Program Office.

4. Program pre-approval is required for most projects. To receive pre-approval, submit a completed application as well as any required specification sheets and supplemental worksheets for the equipment you are proposing to install. Pre-approval is required prior to purchasing and installing equipment (except for HVAC applications that will result in less than $5,000 in total incentives).

5. An offer letter will be sent to the customer confirming our pre-approval of the project and the incentive dollars that will be reserved for the project. The pre-approval may take up to 10 business days after all required material has been received by the Program Office. Additional time may be necessary for Custom Incentive Applications or if a project requires a pre-installation inspection.

6. Sign the offer letter and return it to the program office.

7. Purchase and install your energy efficient measures and/or equipment. (Do not purchase equipment before being notified of pre-approval.)

8. After your project is completed, submit all required project documentation:
  • A signed and completed application (with any changes to the pre-approved application).
  • Copies of equipment specification sheets (with changes, if any).
  • Copies of final project invoices showing a detailed breakdown of costs.
9. The program staff will review your application and in most cases a program representative will need to visit your facility and inspect the work performed.

10. A confirmation letter will be sent to the key contact once the final approval process has been completed and the check has been issued. The incentive check will be issued within 4 - 6 weeks of final approval.
These programs support EmPOWER Maryland administered by the Maryland Energy Administration