Trade Ally Network

Trade Allies are technical partners who are closely familiar with the C&I Energy Savings Program’s guidelines and are integral to the program. Trade Allies are responsible for assisting customers in meeting their energy savings goal and advising new customers of the incentives available to them through the program. As a Trade Ally, you receive the following benefits:

  • Listed as a resource to our commercial customers on the website
  • Education and on-going updates on the program
  • Enhanced knowledge to assist your customers in taking advantage of the available incentives that allow them to increase energy savings while decreasing their costs and carbon footprint.
  • Only program approved trade allies can participate in the Small Business Program, Multi-Dwelling Program and full retrocommissioning.

Trade Ally Network Application Process
Update Your Trade Ally Profile
Links to the Application Portals
Program Updates

Trade Ally Network Application Process

The program is currently accepting Trade Ally applications. Below you will find the TA application and guidelines for applying. We must receive a complete application packet to start the approval process. Please follow these steps.
  • Review the Trade Ally Application and details included.
  • Use the Trade Ally Application Guideline to assist in providing the information and documents required.
  • Reference the sample COI form and review the highlighted insurance requirements.
  • Reference the Acceptable Audit Certifications attachment if you are planning to participate in the Small Business Program.
  • Provide a completed Subcontractor Form for any company performing work associated with program-approved projects.
  • Register for one of the Program Orientation webinars. Informational Webinars

Trade Ally Application

Trade Ally Application Guidelines and Acceptable Auditor Certifications

Certificate of Insurance Example

Acceptable Audit Certifications

Subcontractor Application

Contact us if you have any questions.

Trade Ally Network Profile

It’s important to keep your profile current in the searchable Trade Ally Network. Please use the Trade Ally Profile Form to update your company’s information. We will confirm the change with the primary POC prior to updating your company’s profile.


The application portals allow you to submit and track your energy efficiency projects from start to finish.
Log in or create an account to submit applications, supporting paperwork and track the status of your projects for these programs:
  • Small Business Program
  • Multi-Dwelling Quick Energy Check-Up
  • Combined Heat and Power
Log in or create an account to submit applications, supporting paperwork and track the status of your projects for these programs:
  • Projects for Medium & Large Businesses
  • New Construction & Major Renovation Projects
  • Multifamily Units

Program Updates

Join us on August 17, 2017 or September 7, 2017 for Retrofit Lighting Workbook Basics: Webinar for Contractors

Join us on May 25, 2017 for Solutions for Your Business: Existing Buildings Program Overview for Contractors (posted 05/15/2017)

Program Updates as of February 16, 2017 (posted 03/7/2017)

Program Update Archive

Back to top

These programs support EmPOWER Maryland administered by the Maryland Energy Administration.

EmPOWER Maryland programs are funded by a charge on your energy bill. EmPOWER programs can help you reduce your energy consumption and save you money. To learn more about EmPOWER and how you can participate, go to