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Combined Heat and Power Partnership

BGE Smart Energy Savers Program

dCHPP Glossary (PDF) (2 pp, 53K)

Date Last Updated3/25/2015
Incentive TypeGrant; Production Incentive
State/FederalMD
Incentive Administrator/Contact OfficeBaltimore Gas and Electric
Incentive Initiation Date8/23/2012
Incentive Expiration Date12/31/2017
Incentive Size and Funding SourceQualified projects are eligible to receive incentives up to $2.5 million. Incentives include:
  • Design incentive ($75/kW): Subsequent to signed commitment letter and acceptance of Minimum Requirements Document.
  • Installation incentive ($275/kW for projects under 250kW; $175/kW for projects 250kW or greater): Subsequent to commissioning of CHP system and BGE inspection.
  • Production incentive ($0.07/kWh for 18 months): Three payments subsequent to review of metering data at the end of the 6th, 12th and 18th months, respectively.
Capacity and design incentives are capped at $1.25 million and production incentives are capped at $1.25 million.
Eligible RecipientThis program is open to all Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) nonresidential, industrial, commercial, government, institutional and nonprofit electric service customers, regardless of their gas and/or electricity supplier.
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required (%)CHP projects must operate at a minimum of 65% efficiency (Higher Heating Value) on an annual basis.
Other Selected Eligibility CriteriaEligible CHP projects may be driven by either a reciprocating engine or a gas turbine. All qualifying systems must not export electricity to the grid. Projects must be pre-approved by December 31, 2017.
UtilityBaltimore Gas and Electric
Application Form(s)Combined Heat and Power Application (PDF) (5 pp, 729K)
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