BGE now requires applications to be submitted online for the following project types:
Applications for all other project types must be submitted using the PDF/Excel-based forms below.
Prescriptive Program Change
As stated in the April 20th announcement, BGE had abundant program participation in 2015 which allocated all of the funding for BGE's prescriptive applications. As a result, in February 2016, BGE filed with the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) to increase the prescriptive 3-year budget. BGE attended the PSC hearings in early May 2016, and reiterated the urgency of this issue. BGE currently awaits the PSC’s decision. Due to vital program updates needed, new prescriptive applications will no longer be accepted as of May 20, 2016, with the exception of already completed applications (see more details below in the New and Existing Applications section).
Prescriptive applications include Retrofit Lighting, New Construction Performance Lighting, Unitary HVAC, Variable Frequency Drives, Chillers, Geothermal, Kitchen, Refrigeration, Appliance and Plug Load Equipment.
New and Existing Applications
As of May 26, 2016, no new prescriptive applications for uncompleted projects will be accepted.
As a reminder, as of April 20, 2016, no prescriptive applications (new or existing), regardless of status, are being paid until additional funding is approved.
BGE will accept prescriptive applications for projects completed before April 20, 2016 with total incentives for less than $5,000 until June 3, 2016. This refers to projects completed before April 20, 2016 not needing pre-approval, but have yet to be submitted. After June 3, 2016, the aforementioned applications will no longer be eligible for prescriptive incentives. Click to Apply Online (expires June 3rd).
BGE has put all existing applications, regardless of status, on a waitlist:
- Prescriptive applications already submitted and are awaiting pre-approval have been placed on a separate reservation list in "Application Received – On Hold" status. Once additional funding is available, applications will be processed in the order in which they were received.
- Previously pre-approved applications can finish installing their approved equipment and send BGE the completion documents for final review. They will be reviewed and upon approval put in "Final Project Approval Complete – Payment On Hold" status. Once additional funding is available, these applications will be processed in the order in which they were received.
- Applications under $5,000 in incentives completed and submitted prior to April 20 will be reviewed and upon approval put in "Final Project Approval Complete – Payment On Hold" status. Once additional funding is available, these applications will be processed in the order in which they were received.
Payment of an incentive for existing prescriptive applications, regardless of status, is on-hold until additional funding is secured.* A notification will be sent when additional funding is approved and program updates are ready.
*Applications that have already received a payment approval letter, indicating that a check will be sent in 6-8 weeks, will not be affected. The check will still arrive in 6 to 8 weeks.
Other Program Applications
The above changes do not affect any of the other BGE Energy Solutions for Business Program applications. We will continue to process Custom, Comprehensive New Construction, Enhanced Unitary HVAC Maintenance and Multifamily applications as normal. In addition, the Small Business Energy Solutions, Instant Lighting Discounts, Building Tune-up, and Combined Heat and Power programs will not be affected.
Building Tune-up Program
Enhanced Unitary HVAC Maintenance
Large Building Tune-up Services
Small Building Tune-up Services
Energy Solutions for Business
Custom Measures & Projects
Custom Technical Sheet provides a list of the incentive offering and technical requirements.
Energy Solutions for Business
Please review the Service Provider Application Instructions before submitting an application.