January 2018

New Year, New Name
We have adopted "Service Provider" to replace "Trade Ally" as the term for all non-customers participating in the Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Energy Savings Program.
This change will help customers better identify distributors, contractors, engineers, architects, ESCOs, and other vendors providing energy-efficiency or rebate processing services that participate in our programs.
To learn more, contact one of our energy experts:  
Meet Our Energy Efficiency Team
In the October edition of this newsletter, we heard from Edward Musz, manager of Pepco and Delmarva Power’s Commercial and Industrial Energy Savings Programs. This month, we are introducing you to our Program Managers!
Elizabeth Hitchman
Existing Buildings, Building Tune-up (formerly Retro-Commissioning) and Energy Efficient Communities Programs 

Elizabeth has helped business customers save energy and reduce operating costs since 2012.
Gene Smar
Custom and Combined Heat and Power Programs

Gene has been a member of the Pepco and Delmarva Power commercial and industrial team since 2010. 
Vincent Wynne
Business Instant Discounts and Small Business Programs

After five years of working behind the scenes on program design and evaluation, Vincent recently joined the implementation team. 
Elizabeth, Gene and Vince thank you for your participation in Pepco and Delmarva Power’s energy efficiency programs. They look forward to working with you toward continued success in this new cycle.
2018 Program Updates and Enhancements
On December 22, 2017, the Public Service Commission approved the program filings for the new 2018-2020 program cycle.
Program updates include:
Website Redesign
On January 18, we introduced a new layout for Pepco and Delmarva's websites. Customers and Service Providers can now enjoy a modern look and feel, easier navigation and an interactive sidebar.
You can explore the new sites here:
Be on the lookout for additional enhancements and updates in the coming year.
Service Provider Licensing and Insurance Requirements
Service Providers submitting incentive applications through the Existing Buildings and Custom program are required to submit a Service Provider application and receive approval before applying for incentives.
Service Providers who are performing installations in the Existing Buildings program are also required to submit a Service Provider application prior to removing existing equipment or installing new equipment. Pre-approval for an application will not be issued until an approved installation contractor has been selected. 
Service Providers must upload a Certificate of Good Standing from the state of Maryland, applicable licenses, and a Certificate of Insurance to their Service Provider application. If a Service Provider's company is located out of state, an equivalent certificate must be submitted. 
Start your service provider application:
New Service Provider Evaluation System
All incentive applications will receive a score based on a variety of factors, including following program rules, providing supporting documentation, meeting technical requirements and application accuracy.
Application scores will be combined to create a corresponding rating, which will recognize service providers who consistently achieve high scores or restrict program participation for service providers with lower scores.
Retrofit Lighting & Controls
The measure structure is now aligned with Design Lights Consortium (DLC) product categories. This will make it easier to identify and select the proper measure code on incentive applications.
This cycle will also introduce new minimum wattage reduction and efficacy requirements, incentive structures and control requirements for incentive eligibility.
Window Film, LED Sign Lighting and Commercial Refrigeration
  • Incentives on energy-efficient window film are no longer available through the Custom program. You can now apply for them directly.

  • New sign lighting measures: exterior/dawn-to-dusk application, interior application and 24-hour operation.

  • New commercial refrigeration measures: anti-fog film, evaporator/compressor controllers, night covers for open reach-in coolers and display case doors.
New Program: Energy Efficient Communities
The Energy Efficient Communities Program (EECP) helps local, county, and municipal governments identify and implementing energy efficiency improvements. The program offers incentive funding, technical expertise, outreach and educational programs that are designed to reduce energy use and operational costs.
New Program: Business Instant Discounts
Get instant discounts on energy-efficient lighting at a participating distributor.
Qualifying equipment includes reduced-wattage fluorescent lamps, LED lamps (A, BR, MR, PAR, R, decorative, and LED replacement lamps for CFL's) and LED recessed trim kits.
New Name for Retro-Commissioning
The Retro-Commissioning program is now Building Tune-up.
Customers can save energy and optimize the performance of existing systems by participating in one of four tracks: Full Building Tune-up, Monitoring-Based Commissioning, HVAC Tune-up or Operations and Maintenance Training.
Check the Pepco and Delmarva program websites for the most up-to-date measures, incentives and technical requirements.
If you have any questions, contact one of our energy experts: 
Technical Bulletin
Inputing Accurate Wattage
When entering existing equipment on your Electronic Lighting Worksheet, it is imperative that the accurate wattage is indicated. 
Service Providers who are found to be entering inaccurate existing wattage values are subject to disciplinary action up to and including program expulsion. For more information, please review the Application Evaluation System and Inspection Evaluation System criteria.  
Read the full technical bulletin here.
Program Highlight: Custom
Your business is unique. Your energy efficiency solutions can be too.
The Custom Program offers incentives for complex and creative energy efficiency measures. Any technology that meets federal, state, local and program requirements and offers verifiable electric energy savings can be eligible for incentives. They are designed to bring your customer’s payback period down to one-and-a-half years, capped at 50% of the project's total cost and $0.28/kWh.
Examples of custom measures include building envelope, multiple chillers, variable refrigerant flow systems and building automation system or energy management system enhancements.
Learn more about custom projects:
Upcoming Events
Learn new ways to grow your business and help customers save on energy costs by participating in our webinars.
Be on the lookout for emails with registration information in the coming weeks.
February 7, 2018

Existing Buildings: Webinar: Completing the Retrofit Lighting Worksheet
Register here:
February 15, 2018

Existing Buildings: Selling & Commissioning Networked Lighting Controls
Register here:
February 21, 2018

Custom: New Construction & Major Renovation Opportunities
Register here:

Existing Buildings: Lighting & Control Essentials
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February 28, 2018

Building Tune-Up: Performing HVAC Tune-ups
Register here:
March 7, 2018

Existing Buildings: Program Overview for Service Providers
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March 14, 2018

Building Tune-Up: Program Training for Service Providers
Register here:
March 29, 2018

Existing Buildings: Advanced
Lighting Solutions
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Ask the Experts
Our program experts are available to answer questions you may have about upgrades, financial incentives or the application process. 

Contact an expert today: