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Delmarva Power - Commercial and Industrial Energy Savings Program

Local Government
Federal Government
Multifamily Residential
Savings Category 
Water Heaters
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Heat Pumps
Air conditioners
Combined Heat & Power
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Motor VFDs
Custom/Others pending approval
Other EE
Food Service Equipment
LED Lighting
Maximum Rebate 

All Incentives: 50% of the total installed project cost
Custom Incentive Program: 50% of cost, or buydown to 1.5 year payback; must pass TRC test

Program Info
Sector Name 
Expiration Date 


Program Type 
Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

Lighting controls: $0.28 per kWh saved
Fixtures: up to $250 per unit

Variable Frequency Drives
Standard: $50 per horsepower (HP)
Custom: $0.28/KWh saved

Single Package: $25 per unit
AC Split System: $200 per ton
Air Source Heat Pumps: $200 per ton
Water Source Heat Pumps: $100 per ton
Water Cooled and Evaporative AC: $150 per ton
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $300 per ton
Ductless Split System: $200 per ton
Chillers: up to $24 per ton

Food Equipment
Refrigerators: up to $225 per unit
Freezers: up to $300 per unit
Ice Machine: up to $150 per unit
Ovens: up to $1,000 per unit

Energy Audit
ASHRAE Level 2 Audit: $0.04 per sq ft

Custom incentive>: $0.28 per kWh


Design incentive: $75 per kW
Installation incentive: $275 per kW (for project under 250 kW), and $175 per kW (for projects greater than 250 kW)
Production incentive: 7c/kWh (for 18 months)


The Delmarva Power Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Energy Savings Program is designed to promote and encourage the incorporation of energy efficient equipment, products, and services into non-residential construction, renovation, and replacement projects by offering cash incentives. All commercial, industrial, government, and public/private institutional electric customers of Delmarva Power ‘s Maryland service territories are eligible to participate in this program. 

Prescriptive:  Prescriptive (including lighting), HVAC, Custom, Building Commissioning, and Operations & Maintenance Training. The prescriptive incentives offer cash for lighting fixtures and controls, vending machine controls, motors, and variable frequency drives. The HVAC Prescriptive Incentives offer cash for energy efficient packaged and split-system heat pumps and air conditioners. 

Custom: The Custom Incentives give customers technical assistance and allows them to receive incentives for complex energy-efficiency measures that are not included in the two previously listed programs. 

CHP: The CHP system should be sized solely for on-site energy use by the customer and should not be exporting energy under its normal operational conditions. CHP systems can be fueled by either biogas or natural gas. The system must have designed efficiency of at least 65%. Total incentives are capped at $1.25 million per project. To qualify for the incentive, the project must be operational by December 31, 2017.

 All of these programs require pre-approval before project implementation can begin, and all equipment must meet certain energy efficiency standards listed on the program application forms.