PEPCO - Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Program

March 29, 2011


*Removed; only active in Maryland Pepco's Retro-Commissioning for Existing Buildings Program offers incentives to commercial, industrial, governmental and institutional customers for optimizing energy performance in existing facilities. The program analyzes all major energy intensive systems within a building and seeks to improve the performance of these systems. The program is comprised of four phases: the Retro-Commissioning Plan Development Stage, the Detailed Investigative Stage, the Implementation Stage and the Continuing Commission Stage. Incentive levels vary from stage to stage as a customer progresses through the phases of the program, with all four stages providing a different incentive structure. See the program web site for more details on the application, implementation and incentive schedule. The Operations and Maintenance Training Program provides a partial reimbursement incentive for the training and enrollment of facility operation personnel in pre-approved courses. Certification courses, focusing on energy conservation in buildings, are offered to eligible staff members. Only staff members who may influence the energy performance of the facility may participate. The completion of coursework, verified through documentation, is necessary in order to receive rebate. View the program web site for more information on this program.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: District of Columbia
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Potomac Electric Power Co.
Start Date: 3/1/2011
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Motor VFDs
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Vending Machine Controls
Incentive Amount: Custom Incentives: $0.08/annual kWh saved
Retro-Commissioning: 50% of implementation cost
Energy Savings Study: 25%/phase
Operations/Maintenance Training: $1,000 or 80% of enrollment cost, whichever is less
A/C and Heat Pumps: $35-$70/ton
Dual Enthalpy Economizer Control: $200/unit
Vending Machine Controls: $30-$75
Variable Frequency Drives: $200-$7000 + 70/HP if greater than 100 HP
Lighting Fixture Replacements: $25-$70
LED Exit Sign: $15
Lighting Fixture Lamp Retrofits: $10-$35
Delamping: $25-$60
Occupancy Controls: $25-$75/sensor
Maximum Incentive: All Incentives: 50% of the total installed project cost Custom Incentive Program: $250,000/electric account (including all incentive applications in a program year), and $500,000/all accounts
Retro-Commissioning: $30,000
Energy Savings Study: $5000/phase
Eligible System Size: Custom Incentive Program: projects must produce annual energy savings of at least 25,000 kWh/yr.
Retro-Commissioning: minimum of 75,000 sq. ft. of conditioned space
Energy Savings Study: building must be 25,000 sq. ft. or larger
Installation Requirements: Custom Incentive Program: projects must not provide a simple payback within 18 months without an incentive.


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.