Incentives Available

Available Grants

The Maryland Energy Administration offers two grants for businesses to improve their energy efficiency.

The EmPower MD CHP Grant Program can help Maryland businesses implement CHP technologies in commercial, industrial, institutional and critical infrastructure facilities (including health care, wastewater treatment and essential state and local government facilities)

Project Caps

The maximum incentive any one CHP project could receive is $2.5 million.

Production Incentive

Upon receiving documentation of 12 consecutive months of actual kWh generation, which must be submitted within 24 months of project installation, 60% of the total incentive will be issued after metering data is reviewed. Payment will be based on actual kWh generation and will be capped at 60% of the total incentive.

Commissioning Incentive

Upon completion of the installation, 30% of the total incentive will be issued after SMECO inspects the CHP system and it is commissioned.

Design Incentive

When project design is complete, 10% of the total incentive will be issued after construction begins at the site.