Government agencies spend more than $10 billion a year on energy to provide public services and meet constituent needs — while grappling with tightening budgets. Yet nearly one-third of the energy used to run typical government buildings goes to waste.
Energy-efficiency improvements are right in line with the purpose of public organizations—to serve others. Reducing energy costs frees funds for important projects, and demonstrates your good stewardship of taxpayer or contributor dollars.1 Government Fact Sheet PDF
The benefits of energy-efficient upgrades are numerous
- Reduce energy and water costs
- Increase employee comfort
- Enhance light and air quality
- Reduce maintenance and extend equipment life
- Contribute to a more sustainable future
Earn cash incentives
Govenrnment facility can take advantage of Delmarva Power’s standard incentives for installing new, energy-efficient equipment. Cash incentives are also available to customers planning unique equipment and system upgrades and industrial process improvements. If you are planning energy-saving improvements that are not eligible for standard incentives, you may be eligible for custom incentives.
Delmarva Power pays cash incentives for qualifying energy-efficient improvements, such as:
Additional incentive opportunities
- Operations & Maintenance Training incentive
- Technical support and cash incentives are offered to owners and design teams for new construction, major renovation, and building addition projects.
Enhanced incentives are offered through the Small Business Program. If your building has a monthly demand of 60 kW or less over a twelve month period, you may be eligible for a Quick Energy Check-Up (QEC) and enhanced incentives. The QEC and the installation of low cost measures (up to $250) will be completed at no additional cost by a Small Business Trade Ally of your choice.
Businesses and institutions have access to technical and financial resources to improve lighting, upgrade heating, ventilation and controls systems and build high-performance buildings. Below is an example of a recently completed project at a local govenrnment facility. Delmarva Power supported the project with advice early in the process and cash incentives after the upgrades were completed, helping the customer save money, improve comfort and boost productivity.
| ||Lighting / Sensors||VFD||HVAC||Energy Study||All Projects|
|Annual Energy Savings (kWh)||18,915||468,300||71,454||0||558,669|
|Annual Energy Cost Savings2||$2,837||$70,245||$10,718||$0||$83,800|
|Existing Bldgs Incentive||$5,185||$37,464||$21,985||$5,282||$64,634|
Average price of electricity = $0.15/kWh
Payback = (Project cost - incentive) / energy savings
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We can help you identify energy-efficiency opportunities in your facility and analyze their energy impact and cost-effectiveness. Customers with a maximum monthly peak demand greater than 60 kW are eligible for incentives to assist with an ASHRAE Level 2 Energy Audit.
If you need technical assistance in completing an energy-efficiency project, qualified contractors from our Trade Ally Network are available to assist you. To find a trade ally in your area please visit Trade Ally Network.
Learn more about:
Program Eligibility and Application Process
Eligible measures and incentives for Existing Buildings Projects
Eligible measures and incentives for New Construction Projects/Major Renovation Projects
Source: ENERGY STAR®
These programs support EmPOWER Maryland administered by the Maryland Energy Administration.