PEPCO - Commissioning and Operations Incentive Programs

July 28, 2015


Pepco's Enhanced Commissioning Program offers building design and commissioning incentives to commercial, industrial, governmental and institutional customers planning large new buildings. Assistance and resources are made available to customers to ensure efficient building construction and operation. Up to $20,000 in cash incentives are available to participating customers. Implemented measures may involve HVAC and energy management systems, including lighting controls. Buildings must be 100,000 square feet or larger to participate in the program. See the program application and the manual for more details.

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 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: Maryland
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
  • Other EE
  • LED Lighting
Incentive Amount: Retro-Commissioning: $12,000 or $0.06/sq. ft.
Enhanced and Retro-Commissioning Implementation: Lesser of $0.05/sq. ft. or $10,000
Continuing Commissioning: Lesser of $0.02/sq. ft. or $4,000
Continuous Energy Improvement Commissioning: $0.20/kWh estimated annual energy savings
Energy Savings Study Incentive: 75% of study cost up to $20,000
Operations and Maintenance Training: $1,000 or 80% of enrollment costs
Maximum Incentive: Commissioning: 50% of cost
Enhanced Commissioning: $20,000
Energy Savings Study Incentive: $20,000
All Incentives: $250,000/account/year for custom, prescriptive, commissioning and O&M
Installation Requirements: Enhanced Commissioning: Minimum of 100,000 sq. ft. of conditioned space
Retro-Commissioning: Minimum of 75,000 sq. ft. of conditioned space


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.