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BGE Smart Energy Savers Program

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

Date Last Updated9/10/2013
Incentive TypeGrant; Production Incentive
Incentive Administrator/Contact OfficeBaltimore Gas and Electric
Incentive Initiation Date8/23/2012
Incentive Expiration Date12/31/2016
Incentive Size and Funding SourceQualified projects are eligible to receive incentives up to $2 million. Incentives include:
  • Design incentive ($75/kW): Subsequent to signed commitment letter and acceptance of Minimum Requirements Document.
  • Installation incentive ($175/kW): 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.
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, 2014. All projects must be commissioned and operational by December 31, 2016.
UtilityBaltimore Gas and Electric
Application Form(s)Combined Heat and Power Application (PDF) (5 pp, 729K)
Resource Website(s) http://www.bgesmartenergy.com/business/CHP exit EPA

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