Baltimore Gas & Electric Company (Electric) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Program

April 05, 2023


Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) offers a variety of incentives for its commercial customers for the implementation of energy efficiency measures. Incentives are available for a variety of measures including HVAC systems, kitchen equipment, lighting and controls, plug load equipment, refrigeration equipment, variable frequency drives, combined heat and power, and custom projects. Visit the program website listed above for more information on any of these incentives.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Maryland
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Clothes Washers
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Combined Heat & Power
  • Compressed air
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Windows
  • Motor VFDs
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Food Service Equipment
  • Vending Machine Controls
  • Commercial Cooking Equipment
  • LED Lighting
  • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
  • HVAC
Incentive Amount: Prescriptive Incentives
See full list of prescriptive business incentives here

Commercial Refrigeration Equipment: Varies, see program website
Commercial Kitchen Equipment: $50-$1,000/unit
Refrigerators: $75-$225/unit
Freezers: $100-$500/unit
Ice Machines: $50-$250/unit
Commercial Dishwashers: $50-$1,000/unit
Commercial Clothes Washers: $100-$200
Water Coolers: $50/unit
Dehumidifiers: $25/unit
Smart Power Strips: $10/strip
Vending Machine Controls: $30-$75/control
Window Film: $1/sq. ft.
Air Conditioning: $250/ton
Air Source Heat Pumps: $250/ton
Water Cooled and Evaporative Air Conditioner: $200-$250/ton
Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner (PTAC): $50-$100/ton
Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump or A/C: $100/ton
Ground Source/Ground Water Source Heat Pump: $300/ton
Hotel Room HVAC Controls: $80/room
Receptacle Controls: $10/control
Chillers: $15-$25/ton plus $8-$10/ton of additional incentives
New Construction Lighting: $0.40-$0.80/W
Retrofit Lighting: Varies, see program website
Lighting Controls: $30-$100/control
LED Signs: $1.00-$1.65/W
HVAC Tune-Up: $140/3 tons

Custom Incentives
See program website here

Combined Heat and Power
See program website here

Building Tune-Up
See program website here


Name: BGE Smart Business Energy Savers Program
Address: 7125 Thomas Edison Drive, Suite 100
Columbia MD 21046
Phone: (410) 290-1202

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.