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PEPCO - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Incentives Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/16/2012
Program Overview:
State: Maryland
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Motors, Motor VFDs, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, Vending Machine Controls, Food Service Equipment, LED Lighting, Dual Enthalpy Economizer Control
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Fed. Government, Institutional
Amount:Custom Incentives: $0.16/annual kWh saved
A/C and Heat Pumps: $40 - 100/ton
Geothermal/Water Source Heat Pumps: $100/ton
Dual Enthalpy Economizer Control: $200/unit
Heat Pump Water Heater: $200/unit
Tank Water Heater: $50
Hotel Electrical Receptacle Controls: $80/room
Hotel Room HVAC Controls: $70/room
Chillers: $10 - $24/ton, plus bonus incentives
Cooking/Refrigeration Equipment: Varies
Vending Machine Controls: $30 - $75
Variable Frequency Drives: $600 - $7000 + $70/HP if greater than 100 HP
Lighting Fixture Replacements (CFL): $25 - $40
Lighting Fixture Replacements (T5/T8): $20- - $85
LED Signs/Signals: $15 - $25
LED Lamps: $20 - $60
LED Fixtures (Exterior): $150 - $250
Relamp/Reballast Fixture (CFL): $15 - $25
Relamp/Reballast Fixture (T5/T8): $10 - $35
Pulse Start Retrofit: $35
Delamping/Retrofit Fixture (T8): $25 - $60
Occupancy Controls: $25 - $75/sensor
Custom Lighting: $0.16/kWh first year savings
Small Business Incentive: up to 80% - 90% of cost Multifamily Properties: Incentive vary depending on whether installation is in common areas or individual units
New Construction: Varies widely
Maximum Incentive:All Incentives: 50% of the total installed project cost
Custom Incentive Program: 50% and $250,000/electric account (including all incentive applications in a program year)
Eligible System Size:Custom Incentive Program: projects must produce annual energy savings of at least 25,000 kWh/yr.
Installation Requirements:Custom Incentive Program: projects must not provide a simple payback within 18 months without an incentive.
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Pepco provides a range of rebates for prescriptive measures in existing and new facilities. Rebates help offset the costs of improvements to HVAC, chiller systems, lighting, lighting controls, building energy management systems, commercial cooking equipment, variable frequency drives, and custom measures. Custom measures may be utilized for projects which significantly reduce energy consumption but do not fit the scope of prescribed equipment upgrades. See all program equipment and participation requirements before purchasing and installation equipment.

Multifamily and New Construction projects are also eligible for incentives very similar to existing buildings. Multifamily properties making efficiency improvements to common areas are eligible for rebates identical to the existing buildings program, while in-unit upgrade projects offer slightly different rebates. View the program web site listed above for more information on these program differences. Additionally, incentives for new construction and major renovation projects are similar to existing building incentives; however a design-based rebate is also available to these facilities. These planned or renovated facilities must follow certain sustainable design and construction guidelines available on the program web site. View the program web site for additional details and program information.

Additionally, Retro-Commissioning and Operations/Maintenance Training is offered to eligible facilities and individuals. Each of these programs provides financial incentives for participating facilities and facility managers. Detailed information on each offering can be found on the program web site or in the appropriate DSIRE entry, where full details may be found. Contact Pepco for further information on these incentive offerings. 

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Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Incentive Program
2275 Research Boulevard, MS-8N
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (866) 353-5798
Phone 2: (301) 519-5445
Fax: (301) 519-6333
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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