BGE Offers Rebates for Energy Reduction Measures

Were you aware that as a result of a law passed by the Maryland General Assembly in 2008, BGE is prepared to help you save money on your energy costs? The aim of this legislation was to create the ‘EmPOWER Maryland’ program to reduce the per capita energy usage in Maryland by setting a statewide reduction target of 15% and funding programs to encourage homeowners and businesses to reduce their energy consumption. As a part of this energy saving initiative, Maryland has implemented programs to work with local energy providers to provide consultation and incentives to their customers. BGE, as the primary service provider for Baltimore, Annapolis, and Central Maryland, has readily supported the state’s program and is now providing a number of services as part of the initiative.

The variety of programs offered through BGE include:

  • Up to $1,150 in rebates on high-efficiency air-conditioning and heating equipment and improvements to your home — improvements that will continue to save you money.
  • Rebates as high as $350 for each ENERGY STAR® rated appliance you install.
  • Bill credits for installing networked smart thermostats for your air conditioning in the summer and networked switches for your hot water heater in the winter.
  • Instant rebates when you purchase energy friendly light bulbs at participating retailers.
  • Cash rewards for recycling old appliances when you make the switch to an energy saving option.
  • Appliance and home upgrades provided at no charge for low-income families, funded by the Governor’s ‘EmPOWER Maryland’ and ‘LIEEP’ programs.

Whether you are in need of a new refrigerator, feel that your air-conditioner could use a little help this summer, are looking for a way to save a little money in the coming year, or simply want to do your part to help the environment, you should take a little time to check out BGE’s services.

For more information on how to save energy or to schedule an energy audit call us today 301.842.8818!