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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Baltimore Gas & Electric Company (Electric) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/19/2012
Program Overview:
State: Maryland
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Refrigerators, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Motor VFDs, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, Vending Machine Controls, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Food Service Equipment, LED Lighting, Reach-In Door Closer, ECM Evaporator Fan Motor/Controller, Refrigerated Lighting, Anti-Sweat Controls, Dual Enthalpy Controls, Demand Controlled Ventilation, Retro-commissioning
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government
Amount:New Construction Performance Lighting: $0.40 - $0.80/watt reduced
New Construction Green Building Incentive: $0.25 - $0.40/kWh saved first year
LED Downlight: $60/unit
LED Exterior Fixtures: $150 - $250
LED Replacement Lamps: $25 - $30
Lighting Occupancy Sensors: $25-$75/unit
T8/T5 Fluorescent Lamp-Ballast: $15-$65/fixture
Fluorescent High-Bay Fixtures: $40 - $85/fixture
Hard-Wired CFL: $35/unit
LED Exit Signs: $25
LED Cooler Lighting: $25/door
Unitary/Split System AC/Heat Pump: $50-$100/ton
Water/Evaporative Cooled AC/Heat Pump: $50/ton
Package Terminal AC/Heat Pump: $30-$50/unit
Chillers: $10-$24/ton + $2-8/ton performance incentive
Dual Enthalpy Controls: $200/unit
Variable Frequency Drives (HVAC): $600 - $5,250 (2-75HP); $70/HP (100-200HP)
HVAC Maintenance/Testing/Repair: $35 - $250
Demand Controlled Ventilation: $200
Commercial Cooking Equipment: $200-$1,000
Refrigeration Equipment: Varies
Vending Machine Control: $30 or $75
Ice Machine: $50-$250
Retro-Commissioning: Up to $15,000
Small Business Solutions: Up to 80% of cost
Custom: Varies
Maximum Incentive:$1,000,000/corporate tax ID/year
Commercial Rebates: Contact BGE
Retro-Commissioning, Operations, and Maintenance: $15,000
Equipment Requirements:Pre-Approval is required when rebates exceed $5000
Installation Requirements:Facility owner must commit to funding up to $15,000 to match BGE financial incentives.
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Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) provides incentives for technical assistance, retrofitting inefficient equipment, starting a new construction project, launching a major renovation, purchasing new equipment, or replacing equipment at the end of its lifespan. Incentives typically cover up to 50% of the total cost for retrofit projects and up to 75% of the incremental cost for new construction projects. The customer chooses their own contractor or service provider.

In addition to the rebates listed above, small business owners can upgrade existing lighting fixtures, controls, water heaters and other equipment to receive full turnkey service making energy efficiency part of a business plan, a free energy analysis, and 80 percent off the total cost for most energy efficiency lighting retrofit projects. Small businesses must use 60kW or less electricity per month to qualify.

  BGE Smart Business Energy Savers Program
c/o ICF International
7125 Thomas Edison Drive, Suite 100
Columbia, MD 21046
Phone: (877) 685-7377
Fax: (410) 290-0861
Web Site:
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