Efficiency Maine Business Program (Maine)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Efficiency Maine Business Program|
|Incentive Type||State Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Refrigerators, LED Exit Signs, LED Lighting|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| Retrofits: up to 35% of total project cost|
New construction/Major renovations/Failed equipment replacement: 75% of incremental cost
|Equipment Requirements||Certain projects must be pre-approved|
|Installation Requirements||Only projects that result in a yearly energy savings of 70,000 kWh or more are eligible to participate in the Custom Program|
|Date added to DSIRE||2005-06-16|
|Last DSIRE Review||2013-09-30|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
The Efficiency Maine Business Program provides cash incentives and free, independent technical advice to help non-residential electric customers save energy and money, and to improve Maine’s environment. Efficiency measures eligible for prescriptive cash incentives include qualified lighting, HVAC equipment, Motor VSDs, system controls and refrigeration. See the program web site for the current list of cash incentives available for prescriptive incentives. In addition, custom incentives of up to $0.14/kWh are available for electricity-saving equipment that is not included on the list of eligible prescriptive incentives. Projects for these custom incentives must be pre-approved by Efficiency Maine.
Incentives are available to all non-residential customers, including Maine businesses, nonprofits, public and private schools (K-12), colleges, local and county governments, state buildings, farms, airports, water and wastewater facilities, quasi-governmental entities, and other regional systems. Incentives are generally available for retrofit applications or new construction. Pre-approval is required for certain efficiency improvements, usually those totaling over $2500; see the program web site for details. Each applicant is eligible for Efficiency Maine incentives up to $50,000 per applicant, per calendar year.*
For retrofit projects, the amount of the Efficiency Maine custom incentive may be up to 35% of the total cost of the efficiency project, including labor. For new construction and major renovations, as well as replacement of failed equipment, the incentive may be up to 75% of the incremental cost of high efficiency equipment over standard equipment. The incentive cap applies in all cases. Efficiency Maine reserves the right to monitor and/or inspect subsidized installations and energy use of the products for which incentives are paid. Contact Efficiency Maine for additional information on this program.
|Contact Name||Efficiency Maine Business Incentive Program|
|Address||151 Capitol Street|
|Address 2||Suite 1|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.