Small Business Express
Small Business Express covers the most common prescriptive measures especially suited for small businesses and small nonprofit customers, on rate schedule G and GS. These measures improve energy efficiency and typically offer faster returns on your investment by reducing monthly energy costs.
Small Business Express offers incentives for the following measures:
- Lighting—Incentives can cover energy-efficient lighting upgrades such as replacing lamps and ballasts in existing fixtures, installing new high-efficiency fixtures within existing or new buildings and performing complete energy-efficient lighting designs for new construction projects.
- Unitary HVAC Equipment—Incentives can cover upgrades of air-cooled unitary air conditioning and split systems, air-to-air heat pump systems and water source heat pumps. These efficiency measures are ideal for smaller commercial buildings and retail spaces where heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can replace failed unitary equipment or be installed in new construction projects.
- Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)—VFD installations are an energy-efficient option for businesses with HVAC systems on-site. VFDs control the frequency or speed at which motors operate, resulting in energy savings. Incentives are available for VFDs up to 20HP.
- Vending Machine Controls—Installing controls on vending machines will permit refrigeration and lighting in refrigerated and non-refrigerated vending machines to cycle off during long periods of nonuse, thereby reducing energy usage.
Small Business Express covers only a selection of common measures; customers can receive incentives for additional measures under the Energy Solutions for Business Program. Small Business Express offers customers on rate schedule G or GS higher incentives than those offered under the Energy Solutions for Business Program.
Participation is easy! Small Business Express is open to all BGE small business and small non-profit customers on rate schedule G and GS, who have an average monthly billing demand of 60 kilowatts or less, regardless of your gas and/or electricity supplier. (To determine your rate schedule, look under the “Electric Details” section of your BGE bill.)