Delmarva Power C&I Energy Savings Program Overview

To find out how the Delmarva Power C&I Energy Savings Program can work for your project, simply choose the equipment or system type that best fits your needs from the list below.

  • Lighting and Lighting Controls

  •      Interior and exterior building attached:
             o    Prescriptive: T8, T5, CFL and Metal Halide; Alternative: LED and Induction Lighting; Design Base for New Construction and Major Renovations. Occupancy and Daylight Controls.
             o    Alternative: Pole Lighting and Traffic Signals CFLs, Traffic signals, Design based lighting, alternative lighting, including exterior pole lighting.
  • Packaged and Split-System HVAC Units

  • ACT NOW! For a limited time, receive an additional 50% in cash incentives for the installation of energy efficient HVAC equipment.
         HVAC units up to 63 tons, PTACs, PTHP, Water Source Heat Pumps, and Evaporative Cooled Air Conditioners.
  • Variable Frequency Drives

  •     VFDs controlling motors of 2 hp up to 100 hp
  • Vending Machine Controls
  • Motors - If you are considering submitting a Motor application, please click the link to review the important notice.

If you are planning an energy savings project that is not listed above, check out the available Custom Incentive Program option. For improving your building's operation and maximizing equipment performance, please review the following: Please be sure to always download and use the latest versions of applications and workbooks.

Trade Allies are available to assist you with your energy efficiency upgrades.

Program Process

1.  Review the page dedicated to the equipment you are interested in. This page will provide you with information on the current incentives.

2.  If you have questions about the program, contact the Program Office directly at 866-353-5799 or email us at or through a Trade Ally (contractor) to discuss energy efficient equipment options. Review our Trade Ally Network database to find an approved contractor in your area. You may also elect to use your own contractor.

3.  Submit a completed application to the Program Office. To avoid a delay in the review of your application, please provide all information requested in the application form and sign the application.

4.  Program pre-approval is required for most projects. To begin the pre-approval review process, submit a completed application as well as any required specification sheets and supplemental worksheets for the equipment you are proposing to install. Pre-approval is required prior to purchasing and installing equipment (except for Motors and HVAC applications that will result in less than $5,000 in total incentives). If you have a question about the need for pre-approval, contact the Program Office at 866-353-5799 or by email at before purchasing or installing any project related equipment.

5.  Pre-approval may take up to 10 business days after all required material has been received by the Program Office. Additional time may be necessary for Custom Incentive Applications or if a project requires a pre-installation inspection.

6.  After you receive notice of pre-approval, purchase and install your energy efficient measures and/or equipment. (Do not purchase equipment before being notified of pre-approval.)

7.  After your project is completed, submit all required project documentation:
    a.  A signed and completed application (with any changes to the pre-approved application).
    b.  Copies of equipment specification sheets (with changes, if any).
    c.  Copies of final project invoices showing a detailed breakdown of costs.
8.  The program staff will review your application and in most cases a program representative will need to visit your facility and inspect the work performed.

9.  We will issue an incentive check within 4 - 6 weeks of final approval.


To be eligible to participate in the Delmarva Power C&I Energy Savings Program and receive cash incentives, your business must:
  • Be a commercial, industrial, government, or public/private institution located in the Maryland territory of Delmarva Power.
  • Install qualified electric equipment at a project site located in the Maryland service territory of Delmarva Power.
  • Most projects will require pre-approval. Please review the pre-approval details for each incentive. Do not purchase or install equipment before pre-approval is received.
  • Equipment that has been purchased or installed prior to August 13, 2009 is not eligible.
  • Projects started before August 13, 2009 are not eligible.
Incentive levels, program rules, and regulations are subject to change.

Note: The maximum annual incentive per individual electric account is $250,000. The maximum annual incentive per multi-account customer is $500,000. Limited funds are available to support assessments of energy savings opportunities in facilities larger than 100,000 square feet. Contact the Program Office at 866-353-5799 for more details.
These programs support EmPOWER Maryland administered by the Maryland Energy Administration