FirstEnergy (Potomac Edison) offers incentives to Maryland residential customers who are interested in upgrading to more energy efficient appliances and HVAC systems. Rebates are available on washers, refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, CFL light bulbs, Central A/C, heat pumps, and various recycled appliances. Most appliances are only eligible for one rebate per customer per year, however room ac units have a maximum limit of 3 per customer. All efficiency and equipment standards on the Potomac Edison program web site and booklet must be met in order to receive rebates.
Maryland's Governor issued an executive order on March 13, 2001 calling for at least 6% of the electricity consumed by state-owned facilities to be generated from "green" energy sources, such as wind, solar, landfill gas, and other biomass resources. The order specifies that no more than 50% of the power procured to meet the requirement come from municipal solid waste facilities.
Maryland offers a production tax credit for electricity generated by wind, geothermal energy, solar energy, hydropower, hydrokinetic, municipal solid waste and biomass resources. Eligible biomass resources include anaerobic digestion, landfill gas, wastewater-treatment gas, and cellulosic material derived from forest-related resources (excluding old-growth timber and mill residues consisting of sawdust or wood shavings)*, from waste pallets and crates, or from agricultural sources.
Maryland offers a production tax credit for electricity generated by wind, geothermal energy, solar energy, hydropower, hydrokinetic, municipal solid waste and biomass resources. Eligible biomass resources include anaerobic digestion, landfill gas, wastewater-treatment gas, and non-hazardous segregated waste material derived from forest-related resources (excluding old-growth timber and mill residues consisting of sawdust or wood shavings)*, from waste pallets and crates, or from agricultural sources.
The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) now offers the Clean Burning Wood Stove Grant program as part of its Residential Clean Energy Grant Program. The Clean Burning Wood Stove Grant program offers a flat grant award of $400 for stick burning wood stoves and $600 for pellet burning wood stoves that meet program eligibility requirements.
The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is offering grants for mid-sized photovoltaic (PV) systems and solar water heating systems (SWH) installed by businesses, non-profits, and local governments. For PV systems, incentives are set at $60 per kilowatt (kW) for systems of less than 100 kW of installed capacity, and $30/kW for systems with a capacity of between 100 kW and 200 kW.
Delmarva'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. Implemented measures may involve HVAC and energy management systems, including lighting controls and incentives are provided in stages. Buildings must be 100,000 square feet or larger to participate in the program.
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.
Delmarva Power and Light Company offers the Home Performance with Energy Star Program, which provides incentives for residential customers who have audits performed by participating contractors. This is a whole-house approach to meeting the MD executive goal to reduce electricity consumption by 15% per person by 2015. An energy audit of homes will determine the most effective and appropriate energy saving measures for customers.
Delmarva Power offers a variety of rebates to residential customers who purchase and install energy efficient products or measures. Rebates are available on refrigerators, room a/c units, water heaters, dehumidifiers, appliance recycling, HVAC equipment, and duct sealing. Appliances must be Energy Star qualified and water heaters must have an Efficiency Factor of at least 0.93. All HVAC equipment must meet program efficiency requirements to be eligible for rebates. Rebates are available to Delmarva Maryland customers on qualifying purchases at any retail store.