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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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PEPCO - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/07/2012
Program Overview:
State: Maryland
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Custom/Others pending approval, LED Lighting, AC/Heat Pump Tune-Ups, Heat Pump Water Heaters
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Low-Income Residential
Amount:CFLs: $1.50/single and $3/multipack
Clothes Washer: $50 - $100
Freezers: $75
Refrigerator: $100 - $150
Room A/C: $25
Dehumidifiers: $25
Tank Water Heater: $25
Heat Pump Water Heater: $350
Replacing Central Heat Pump or A/C: up to $500
Geothermal Heat Pump (Closed Loop): $500
Central AC/Heat Pump Tune-Up: $100
Duct Sealing: $250
Home Energy Check up: Free
Maximum Incentive:CFL Bulbs: 25 per customer
Room A/C:$125 (5 rebates)
Equipment Requirements:Central Air Conditioner: 14.5 SEER; 12 EER
Central Heat Pumps: 14.5 SEER; 12 EER & 8.2 HSPF
Geothermal Heat Pumps: 17.1 EER; 3.6 COP
Refrigerator and Room A/C: Must be Energy Star
Water Heater: Must have Efficiency Factor of at least 0.93
Funding Source:Maryland Energy Administration
Web Site:

PEPCO offers a variety of rebates to Maryland customers who purchase select energy efficient products. Rebates are available on light bulbs, refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers, dehumidifiers, room a/c units, water heaters, heat pump water heaters, HVAC equipment and equipment tune-ups. All appliances must be Energy Star and water heaters must have an Efficiency Factor of at least 0.93 to receive rebate.  All HVAC equipment must meet program efficiency requirements in order to receive rebates. Rebate applications must include account number, original sales receipt, and must be received within 60 days of purchase. See the program web site listed above to view further information on this offering.

  Maryland Energry Administration
60 West Street, 3rd Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: (410) 260-7655
Phone 2: (800) 723-6374
Web Site:
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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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