Business Solutions

Beginning April 1, 2018, all incentive payments for Business Solutions program participants will be made electronically or via bill credit.

SMECO has solutions to help you build a new facility, renovate an existing building, or replace aging inefficient equipment or systems. We offer incentives on energy-efficient equipment to help upgrade your lighting, HVAC systems, and commercial refrigeration equipment. SMECO recognizes that one size doesn’t always fit all; that’s why we offer customized incentives to meet your specific needs. This includes projects involving chillers, energy management systems, compressed air systems, non-HVAC variable frequency drives, process equipment and more.

Incentives and technical services for the following projects:

  • Retrofitting existing inefficient equipment
  • New construction
  • Major renovation or remodeling
  • New equipment purchases
  • End-of-life equipment replacements

Our incentives can help accelerate your project’s payback period and help you start saving today. Incentives typically cover up to 50% of the total cost for retrofit projects and up to 75% of the incremental cost for new construction projects. You choose your own contractor and have incentives paid directly to you or your contractor, or you may choose to receive a credit for incentives on your SMECO bill.

Technical services can help you to identify and evaluate a wide range of energy efficiency opportunities available to industrial and commercial customers.  Co-funding for technical services is available on a limited basis for new construction, major renovation, equipment replacement, and efficiency upgrades to existing equipment and processes. SMECO will co-fund up to 50% of approved engineering studies.

Additional Resources:

For questions or more information about SMECO’s Business Solutions, please call 1-866-235-6044

State Grants:

The Maryland Energy Administration offers two grants for businesses to improve their energy efficiency. The EmPower MD CHP Grant Program can help state businesses implement CHP technologies in health care and publicly owned wastewater treatment facilities. The Mathias Agriculture Grant Program can help agricultural businesses implement energy efficiency projects or combined energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

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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. Learn more about EmPOWER and how you can participate.

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