FirstEnergy (Potomac Edison) - ENERGY STAR New Homes Program for Builders

March 02, 2015


 First Energy (Potomac Edison) provides incentives to builders of ENERGY STAR qualified, single-family homes. Incentives are awarded on a tiered basis and depend on the efficiency of the newly constructed home. Incentives range from $1,000 to $1,600 per home. Eligible homes must receive electric distribution service from Potomac Edison, pass ENERGY STAR inspections, and must be completed after January 1, 2012.

Additionally, free training from Potomac Edison is available as well as marketing materials and support. Homebuilders must work with RESNET-accredited HERS Raters who are partners in the EPA ENERGY STAR for New Homes Program. HERS raters must also be approved participants in the New Homes Program. Please see qualified contractors and other important information on Watt Watchers' program web site.


Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Maryland
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: FirstEnergy
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Building Insulation
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Custom/Others pending approval
Incentive Amount: Tier I: $1,000 for ENERGY STAR Version 3 qualified homes with a HERS Index of 71-75
Tier II: $1,300 for ENERGY STAR Version 3 qualified homes with a HERS Index of 66-70
Tier III: $1,600 for ENERGY STAR Version 3 qualified homes with a HERS Index of 65 or lower
Equipment Requirements: Homes must be separately metered, single-family l construction; duplexes and townhouses are included
Installation Requirements: Must have electric HVAC equipment such as Heat Pumps or A/C.


Name: FirstEnergy Corp.
Address: 76 South Main Street
Akron OH 44308
Phone: (800) 686-0011

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.