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FirstEnergy (Potomac Edison) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/08/2012
Program Overview:
State: Maryland
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Water Heaters, Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Room Air Conditioners, Appliance Recycling, ECM Motors, LED Lighting, Heat Pump Water Heaters
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Refrigerator-Freezers: Up to $150
Freezers: $75
Room AC: $25
Clothes Washer: Up to $100
CFL Bulbs: $1.50/bulb
LED Fixtures: $30/unit
Torchiere Floor Lamps: $15/unit
CFL Fixtures: $10/unit
Heat Pump Water Heaters: $350/unit
Storage Water Heaters: $25
Dehumidifier: $25
Room AC Recycling: $25
Refrigerator Recycling: $50
Freezer Recycling: $50
Central AC/Heat Pump Tune Up: $100
ECM Motor: $40
Central AC: $300-$500
Heat Pump: Up to $500
Geothermal Heat Pump: $500
Home Performance with Energy Star: 50% of home improvements, up to $2,000
Maximum Incentive:Room AC/Room AC Recycling: Limit 3
All Other Appliances: Limit 1 per household
Home Performance Programs: 15% of cost for insulation
Equipment Requirements:Lighting/Appliances: Must be ENERGY STAR qualified
CFL's: UPC labels from packages
Refrigerator/Freezer: Only available when old unit recycled properly; old units must be between 10-30 cu. ft.
Central AC/Heat Pump: SEER 14.5, EER 12, HSPF 8.5
Ductless Mini-Split AC/Heat Pump: SEER 15, EER 12
Expiration Date:12/31/2014
Web Site:

FirstEnergy (Potomac Edison) offers incentives to Maryland residential customers who are interested in upgrading to more energy efficient appliances and HVAC systems. Rebates are available on washers, refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, CFL light bulbs, Central A/C, heat pumps, and various recycled appliances. Most appliances are only eligible for one rebate per customer per year, however room ac units have a maximum limit of 3 per customer. All efficiency and equipment standards on the Potomac Edison program web site and booklet must be met in order to receive rebates. See program web site listed above for more information on eligible equipment and program guidelines. Customers are asked to allow six to eight weeks for processing.

  FirstEnergy (Potomac Edison)
76 South Main Street
Akron, OH 44308
Phone: (800) 646-0400
Web Site:
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