PEPCO - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Incentives Program

June 14, 2010


The Pepco Commercial & Industrial Energy Savings Program is designed to promote and encourage the incorporation of energy efficient equipment, products, and services into non-residential construction, renovation, and replacement projects by offering cash incentives. All commercial, industrial, government, and public/private institutional electric customers of Pepco's Maryland or District of Columbia service territories are eligible to participate in this program. The Prescriptive Incentives offer cash for lighting fixtures and controls, vending machine controls, motors, and variable frequency drives. The HVAC Prescriptive Incentives offers cash for energy efficient packaged and split-system heat pumps and air conditioners. The Custom Incentives allows customers the opportunity to receive technical assistance and receive an incentive for more complex energy-efficiency measures that are not included in the two previously listed programs. All of these programs require pre-approval before project implementation can begin, and all equipment must meet certain energy efficiency standards listed on the program application forms. The Pepco C&I Energy Savings Program also offers incentives to help customers pay for a commissioning study and/or implementation of the study for both Retro-Commissioning (existing buildings) and Enhanced Commissioning (new construction). Lastly, the Operations & Maintenance Training Incentives are designed to provide tuition support for facility managers and operational staff energy efficiency related training.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: District of Columbia
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Pepco
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Custom/Others pending approval
Incentive Amount: Lighting Fixtures: $15 - $40
Lighting Controls: $25 - $75 per control
Vending Machine Controls: $75/unit (refrigerated); $30/unit (non-refrigerated)
Motors: $45 - $700 per motor, depending on type and hp
Variable Frequency Drives: $1,700 - $7,000, depending on type and hp
Air Conditioning Units: $70/ton
Heat Pumps: $70/ton
Dual Enthalpy Economizer Control: $200 (added to heat pump or air conditioning unit incentive)
Custom: up to 50% of project cost
Maximum Incentive: Custom: $250,000
Equipment Requirements: All equipment must meet certain energy efficiency standards listed on the program website.


Name: Lockheed Martin
Address: 2275 Research Boulevard, MS-8N
Rockville MD 20850
Phone: (866) 353-5798

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.