Maryland - Residential Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program

November 14, 2010

Summary

Note: Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is providing a total of $300 million to U.S. states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia to establish rebate programs for new energy-efficient appliances that replace existing appliances in homes. Each state and territory has designed its own program. Rebates will be available until the state or territory program's funding is exhausted. Be sure to confirm that rebate funds are still available in your state or territory before making purchasing decisions. Maryland is offering rebates to resident homeowners who install qualifying appliances and HVAC measures in replacement of an existing appliance or system. All appliances must meet certain minimum energy efficiency requirements in order to qualify for a rebate. Rebates are not retroactive, so the program will only provide incentives for qualifying appliances purchased on or after the opening dates of the program. For electric heat pump hot water heaters, refrigerators, and clothes washers the program opened April 22, 2010. For central AC systems, air-source heat pumps, freezers, and room AC systems the program opened July 30, 2010. Landlords and property managers are not eligible for rebates under this program. These rebates are in addition to any rebate that may be offered by the customer's utility. For five of the state's utilities -- BGE, PEPCO, Allegheny Power, Delmarva, and SMECO -- application for a rebate will take place through the customer's utility. For customers of utilities not listed above (i.e., customers of electric cooperative and municipal utilities) the Maryland Energy Administration will run a simplified rebate program. Please see the program website for additional information, including further program limitations and lists of appliances that qualify for a rebate.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Maryland
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://energy.maryland.gov/Residential/applianceRebate.html
Administrator: Maryland Energy Administration
Start Date: 04/22/2010 (first opening, additional appliances eligible beginning 07/30/2010)
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Clothes Washers
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Water Heaters
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
Incentive Amount: Electric Heat Pump Water Heater: $300
Refrigerator: $50
Clothes Washer: $100
Central AC (split systems only): $500
Air-Source Heat Pump: $500
Freezer: $100
Room AC: $25
Maximum Incentive: Rebates limited to one per household per appliance type
Equipment Requirements: General (most equipment types): Energy Star listed
Refrigerator: CEE Tier II or III; 25% more efficient than federal standard
Clothes Washer: CEE Tier II or III; MEF 2.0 or greater, WF 6.0 or less
Installation Requirements: Must replace an existing appliance of the same type

Contact

Name: David St. Jean
Organization: Energy and Sustainability
Address: 301 West Preston Street
Baltimore MD 21201
Phone: (410) 767-4472
Email: david.stjean1@maryland.gov

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.