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PEPCO - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Incentives Program

Fed. Government
Local Government
Savings Category 
Heat Pumps
Maximum Rebate 

All Incentives: 50% of the total installed project cost
Custom Incentive Program: 50% and $250,000/electric account (including all incentive applications in a program year)

Program Info
Start Date 


Program Type 
Utility Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

Custom Incentives: $0.16/annual kWh saved
A/C and Heat Pumps: $40 - 100/ton
Geothermal/Water Source Heat Pumps: $100/ton
Dual Enthalpy Economizer Control: $200/unit
Heat Pump Water Heater: $200/unit
Tank Water Heater: $50
Hotel Electrical Receptacle Controls: $80/room
Hotel Room HVAC Controls: $70/room
Chillers: $10 - $24/ton, plus bonus incentives
Cooking/Refrigeration Equipment: Varies
Vending Machine Controls: $30 - $75
Variable Frequency Drives: $600 - $7000 + $70/HP if greater than 100 HP
Lighting Fixture Replacements (CFL): $25 - $40
Lighting Fixture Replacements (T5/T8): $20- - $85
LED Signs/Signals: $15 - $25
LED Lamps: $20 - $60
LED Fixtures (Exterior): $150 - $250
Relamp/Reballast Fixture (CFL): $15 - $25
Relamp/Reballast Fixture (T5/T8): $10 - $35
Pulse Start Retrofit: $35
Delamping/Retrofit Fixture (T8): $25 - $60
Occupancy Controls: $25 - $75/sensor
Custom Lighting: $0.16/kWh first year savings
Small Business Incentive: up to 80% - 90% of cost
Multifamily Properties: Incentive vary depending on whether installation is in common areas or individual units
New Construction: Varies widely


Pepco provides a range of rebates for prescriptive measures in existing and new facilities. Rebates help offset the costs of improvements to HVAC, chiller systems, lighting, lighting controls, building energy management systems, commercial cooking equipment, variable frequency drives, and custom measures. Custom measures may be utilized for projects which significantly reduce energy consumption but do not fit the scope of prescribed equipment upgrades. See all program equipment and participation requirements before purchasing and installation equipment.

Multifamily and New Construction projects are also eligible for incentives very similar to existing buildings. Multifamily properties making efficiency improvements to common areas are eligible for rebates identical to the existing buildings program, while in-unit upgrade projects offer slightly different rebates. View the program web site listed above for more information on these program differences. Additionally, incentives for new construction and major renovation projects are similar to existing building incentives; however a design-based rebate is also available to these facilities. These planned or renovated facilities must follow certain sustainable design and construction guidelines available on the program web site. View the program web site for additional details and program information.

Additionally, Retro-Commissioning and Operations/Maintenance Training is offered to eligible facilities and individuals. Each of these programs provides financial incentives for participating facilities and facility managers. Detailed information on each offering can be found on the program web site or in the appropriate DSIRE entry, where full details may be found. Contact Pepco for further information on these incentive offerings.