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Service Provider Newsletter
May 2021
Service Provider Newsletter
In This Issue
Service Provider Awards
Program Updates and Announcements
New Collateral
Project of the Quarter
Upcoming Online Webinar
Service Provider Awards
On Feb. 4, we hosted a virtual 2020 Service Provider Awards ceremony where we highlighted the accomplishments and continued dedication of our top Service Providers that participated in our suite of Energy Savings for Business Programs. Check out the winners on our Pepco and Delmarva Power Service Provider Awards webpages.
Program Updates and Announcements
As we enter the second quarter of 2021, we have made several updates and enhancements to the Energy Savings for Business Programs.
New program updates
The LED-to-LED offering is being expanded. Pepco and Delmarva Power will now allow prescriptive retrofit lighting projects that have existing LED fixtures in the baseline. This expands to now include existing TLEDs (as before), troffers or panels, high bay or low bay fixtures, or exterior fixtures. These can be replaced with new integral troffers or panels, high bay or low bay fixtures, or exterior fixtures so long as they meet wattage reduction requirements.
There are new reporting requirements for Network Lighting Controls (NLC). A new tab has been added to the prescriptive retrofit lighting worksheet, labeled “NLC Details.” This tab will be used to document the specific control strategies implemented for NLC systems.
For more details on the changes, check out the updated worksheet.
All projects submitted under the Custom program since Jan. 1, 2021 are eligible for a new Custom Accuracy Bonus. If the final energy savings (kWh) calculated at project close-out is within a 15% variance of the original pre-approved energy savings (kWh) total, then the project is eligible to receive an additional $0.03/kWh saved. This bonus raises the capped incentive amount from $0.25/kWh to $0.28/kWh saved. No other changes are being made to the program or its requirements. It is expected that all program participants will receive the bonus if they follow the existing program requirements.
All projects submitted after Jan. 1, 2021 are retroactively eligible to receive the bonus.
Building Tune-up
Small Building Tune-up is a new pathway under Pepco and Delmarva Power’s Building Tune-up Program. This pathway is designed for facilities less than 75,000 square feet and provides incentives up to 75% toward the cost of the walk-through assessment, implementation of identified measures, and even monitoring and verification of select measures, up to $25,000.
New program features
“Live Chat” button added to program website
This new button provides a quick and easy way for Service Providers and customers to privately chat with a program representative. Found on the right side of the Pepco and Delmarva Power websites, the chat feature is available during the same times our phone lines are being answered (8am–5pm), and can be filled out after hours for a next-day response.
New Prescriptive measures
New measures for the Prescriptive Program will be added to Sightline in the coming weeks. For more information about incentives and eligibility criteria, please check out the updated Pepco and Delmarva Power technical sheets.
New measures include:
Electronically commutated motors (ECMs)
Smart thermostats
Coffee brewers
Induction warmer/rethermalizer well
Beverage vending machine
Heat pump water heaters
Personal occupancy sensors
Uninterruptible power supply devices
Imaging equipment
Small network PC controller
New Business Instant Discounts incentive structure for PTAC, PTHP, VTAC, and VTHP HVAC equipment
PTAC, PTHP, VTAC, and VTHP Single Package – <9,000 Btu/h
$50 per unit
PTAC, PTHP, VTAC, and VTHP Single Package – ≥9,000 and <12,000 Btu/h
$75 per unit
PTAC, PTHP, VTAC, and VTHP Single Package – ≥12,000 Btu/h
$100 per unit
Check out the Pepco and Delmarva Power sites for more details on the new incentive structure.
New Collateral
We developed new collateral to help you and your customers better understand our program offerings and how to best maximize your savings. The Pepco and Delmarva Power Custom Factsheet includes an overview of the Custom Program, common custom upgrades, how to participate, eligibility, the Custom Calculator, typical project journey, and real-life project examples. Stay tuned for additional collateral coming soon.
Project of the Quarter
Congratulations to ESCO ENGIE Impact for having the project of the quarter for their work with Walmart in Fruitland, Maryland. This lighting retrofit project went through the Delmarva Power Energy Savings for Business Prescriptive Program, where they replaced the building’s entire sales floor lighting with new LED retrofit kits.
This massive project was the largest of the quarter and the third-largest of the year. Plus, what makes it even more impressive, Walmart Fruitland cut their lighting energy use in half and has currently saved a total of 909 MWh and approximately $124,896 in energy costs thanks to these upgrades.
Think you could be the next project of the quarter? Just submit your Q1 2021 project nominations to for a chance to be featured in a future newsletter.
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Upcoming Online Events
Lighting and Controls Webinar
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Time: 10:00am (2 hours)
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For more info or questions on our programs, financial incentives, or the application process, visit Pepco or Delmarva Power.
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