Small Business Solutions

Business Solutions for 2021

As of December 15, 2020, SMECO’s EmPOWER Maryland Programs are awaiting renewal by the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC). Until funding is approved for 2021, no applications submitted after December 18, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. will be processed. All applications received after this date will be held for processing until after the PSC approves funding.

The Small Business Solutions Program can help you upgrade to energy-efficient equipment and save up to 80 percent on the project cost for most lighting, refrigeration, and smart thermostat retrofit projects — plus some related expenses.

We offer incentives to all SMECO commercial customers with a monthly demand of 60 kW or less over a 12-month period. So whether you own a convenience store, serve at a place of worship, or run a small family business, you can reduce your energy costs and enhance workplace comfort.

You'll also see a fast return on investment, thanks to financial incentives that cover up to 80 percent of retrofit project costs. You also have the ability to spread your 20 percent cost of qualifying projects over 12 monthly payments through a no-interest SMECO Small Business Advance. To learn more about Small Business Advance, download the Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).

Is My Business Eligible?

Look at your most recent bill and check your monthly kW demand.

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If your monthly demand is 60kW or less, your business likely qualifies. Want to help determine eligibility? E-mail or call 866-235-6044.

Save Energy, Save Money

Key Features

  • Comprehensive on-site energy analysis and recommendations to improve your overall efficiency.
  • Up to 80 percent savings on installation or project cost for most upgrades—plus some related expenses.
  • Approved contractors make upgrading easy.
  • Removal and environmentally responsible disposal of fluorescent lamps and ballasts.

Start Saving

Find an approved contractor today. See the program fact sheet for more details.

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

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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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