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SMECO - Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Local Government
State Government
Federal Government
Savings Category 
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Heat Pumps
Air conditioners
Programmable Thermostats
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Motor VFDs
Custom/Others pending approval
Other EE
Vending Machine Controls
LED Lighting
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Maximum Rebate 

Retrofit Projects: Up to 50% of the cost
New Construction and Equipment: Up to 75% of the incremental cost
New Construction Green Building: $0.25 -$0.40 per kWh saved
Technical Assistance: 50% of the cost of engineering studies capped at $20,000

Program Info
Sector Name 
Program Type 
Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

Custom: varies, contact SMECO for details
New Construction: $0.25 - $0.40/first year kWh savings
New Construction Performance Lighting: $0.40 - $0.80 per Watt
Lighting: varies from $15- $250
Unitary/Matched Split AC/Heat Pump Systems: $150- $200/ton
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $150 -$200 per ton

Refrigerators: $40 - $100

Ice Machines: $50- $250
Plug Load Equipment: $15- $80
Commercial Dishwashers: $50- $1,000
Commercial Clothes Washer: $200
Water Cooler: $100
Room AC: $25
Dehumidifier: $25
Spray Rinse Valves: $75

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative's (SMECO) Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Program provides technical assistance and a range of incentives to commercial, industrial, municipal and institutional customers who employ energy efficient measures in new and existing facilities. The program offers prescriptive rebates for specified energy efficiency measures, while custom incentives are offered for applications which are not covered by the prescriptive program. Its New Construction Green Building program offers financial incentives to incorporate additional energy efficiency during building design. Eligible measures include HVAC systems, lighting, building controls, vending machine controls, variable frequency drives and commercial refrigeration. Under both the prescriptive and custom programs, incentives may cover up to 50% of a project's total cost for retrofit projects or up to 75% of the incremental cost for new construction and replacement of equipments. Some rebates vary by size, efficiency and type of measure employed. Equipment must meet program guidelines listed on the web site above. Interested customers should check the web site to ensure eligibility and view program overview.