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FirstEnergy (Potomac Edison) - Commercial and Industrial Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/14/2012
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, Motor VFDs, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Food Service Equipment, LED Lighting, Traffic Signals, Refrigerated Case Lighting, Ice Machines, Dual Enthalpy Economizer Controls
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government
Amount:Non-Standard Lighting
Interior/Exterior Lighting: $0.05/kwh saved in first year
Hard-Wired CFL Fixture: $25
Screw-In CFL Fixture: $1
LED Exit Sign: $25
Lighting Controls: $25/sensor

Standard Lighting
T8/T5 Fixtures (Replacements): $10 - $65/fixture
Permanent Delamping with T8/T5 Replacements: $35/fixture
LED Lamps (Replacement): $25 - $30/lamp
LED Fixtures (Replacement): $25 - $250/fixture
CFL Fixtures (Replacement): $35/fixture
CFL Lamps (Replacement): $1/fixture
Occupancy Sensors/Controls: $25 - $75/unit
Traffic Signals (Municipal): $35

Other Technologies
Air Conditioner: $100/ton
Chillers: $15 - $25/ton
Hotel Room HVAC Controls: $70 - $80/room
Variable Frequency Drives: $45/tons
HVAC Maintenance: $75/room
Dual Enthalpy Economizer Controls: $200/unit
Heat Pump Water Heaters: $200/unit
Water Heaters: $50/unit
Food Service Equipment: Contact Utility
Custom: $0.05/kWh saved
Maximum Incentive:Contact Utility
Eligible System Size:Custom Projects: Minimum energy savings of 50,000 kWh/yr per project
Custom Buildings: Minimum energy savings of 20,000 kWh/yr per project
Energy Management Systems: Minimum energy savings of 20,000 kWh/yr per project
Equipment Requirements:HVAC: See application form
VFD's: See application form
Lighting: See application form
Water Heaters: EF 0.95 or greater to qualify
Heat Pump Water Heaters: EF 2.0 or greater to qualify
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FirstEnergy company Potomac Edison offers rebates to eligible commercial and industrial customers in Maryland service territory who are interested in upgrading to efficient equipment. Rebates are available on lighting, controls, sensors, traffic signals, exit signs, heat pumps, air conditioners, chillers, variable frequency drives, food service equipment and custom measures. Contact Potomac Edison or SAIC for information on maximum allowable incentive payments and other requirements. All appropriate forms, requirements and guidelines for equipment may be found on the program web site listed above. All application forms must be filled out completely along with all necessary purchase documentation. Contact your utility for other information regarding this program.

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19813 Leitersburg Pike #301
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Phone: (866) 563-5966
Fax: (240) 539-8090
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