In the US there are over 5 million commercial buildings and industrial facilities with combined annual energy costs of approximately $200 billion, and close to 30 percent of their energy consumption is used inefficiently. That has a potential for $60 billion in savings! Warehouses are also using energy inefficiently. In a typical non-refrigerated warehouse, lighting and heating are the two largest energy uses, accounting for nearly 76 percent of total energy consumption. Refrigerated warehouses are even more energy-intensive due to the large amounts of energy consumed by refrigeration equipment. Energy costs typically account for 15 percent of a warehouse’s operating budget. Delmarva Power offers incentives to help you achieve significant energy savings, while maintaining or even improving productivity.1

The Many Benefits of Energy-Efficient Upgrades

  • Reduced operating costs
  • Enhanced building performance
  • Extended life expectancy of equipment

The Delmarva Power incentive programs can help reduce the initial cost of upgrading to energy- efficient equipment and systems. You can utilize the expertise of program approved Service Providers to identify and implement the latest strategies to reduce energy costs and keep your facility running at peak performance. Energy-efficient lighting, heating and refrigeration equipment are just a few upgrades to help your commercial building or warehouse reduce costs related to operating and maintaining the facility.

Earn Cash Incentives

Delmarva Power offers energy saving solutions from a broad list of pre-qualified standard measures including incentives for lighting, HVAC, refrigeration and more. If you are considering an energy-saving project that is not included in the standard incentive program, 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 continuous energy improvement projects.
  • Retro-Commissioning for existing buildings to help assess opportunities to optimize the energy efficiency of existing systems.

Additional Savings

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 service provider of your choice.

Project Snapshot

Businesses and institutions have access to technical and financial resources to improve lighting, upgrade heating, and controls systems and build high-performance buildings. Below is an example of a recently completed project at a local industrial 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 Energy Management Controls VFD Chiller All Projects
Project Cost $45,240 $12,354 $14,500 $204,000 $276,094
Annual Energy Savings (kWh) 246,942 27,127 51,480 477,281 802,830
Annual Energy Cost Savings2 $37,041 $4,069 $7,722 $71,592 $120,425
Existing Bldgs Incentive $21,340 $2,170 $5,200 $23,864 $52,574
Multi-Measure Bonus $2,134 $217 $520 $2,386 $5,257
Payback (YRS)3 0.6 2.5 1.1 2.5 1.8
2Based on an average of electricity cost of $0.15/kWh
3Payback = (Project cost -( incentive + multi-measure incentive)) / energy savings

Get started today

Let us identify energy-efficiency opportunities in your facility and analyze their energy impact and cost-effectiveness. Customers with a maximum monthly peak demand greater than 100 kW are eligible for incentives to assist with Energy Savings Studies. We also offer enhanced incentives to small businesses, non-profits, faith-based organizations and institutional customers that have a monthly demand of 100 kW or less over a twelve month period. These enhanced incentives are available to customers once the Walk-Through Energy Assessment provided by the program has been completed. Contact a program representative for details.

If you need technical assistance in completing an energy-efficiency project, qualified contractors from our Service Provider Network are available to assist you. To find a trade ally in your area please visit Service Provider 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


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, click here

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, click here
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