Custom Projects

Cash incentives are available to customers planning unique equipment and system upgrades and industrial process improvements. If you have energy-saving improvements planned that are not available through other incentive programs offered, you may be eligible for custom incentives. Projects may include:
  • Compressed Air System Improvements
  • Energy Management Systems (EMS) / Building Automation Systems (BAS)
  • Industrial Process Improvements

Program Details

A distinguishing feature of custom project incentives is the primary focus on entire projects rather than on individual measures. With custom projects savings are individually calculated for each energy-efficiency measure (EEM) and then added to obtain the total savings for the project. Adjustments are made for interactions among measures that would increase or decrease net savings.

Custom incentives cover up to 50% of the project installed costs, capped at $0.28 per annual estimated kWh saved and no less than 1.5 year pay back. Small business custom incentives cover up to 80% of the project installed costs, capped at $0.50 per annual estimated kWh saved and no less than a 6 month pay back. Download the application for complete details.

Note: If you are planning a Lighting Fixtures & Controls, Chillers, or Variable Frequency Drives project, please use these links to learn more about applying for both standard and custom using a single application.

How to Apply

Your eligibility and application process depends upon the size of your business and type of project. Select the appropriate type below for details about how to apply for this incentive.

Small Business
Customers with a monthly demand of 60 kW or less over the last 12 months

Medium/Large Business
Customers with a demand greater than 60 kW over the last 12 months

New Construction & Major Renovation Projects
Customer’s project scope is for construction of an entirely new structure or extensive alteration to the existing structure and replacement of HVAC systems and lighting


Have any questions about the incentives, your eligibility or how to apply? Contact us and we can help you get started today.

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