FirstEnergy (Potomac Edison) - ENERGY STAR New Homes Program for Builders

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Maryland

Name Allegheny Power - Home Performance with Energy Star Incentive Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Construction, Installer/Contractor, Residential
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Duct/Air sealing
Active Incentive No

Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Tier I: $1,000 for ENERGY STAR Version 3 qualified homes with a HERS Index of 71-75

Tier II: $1,300 for ENERGY STAR Version 3 qualified homes with a HERS Index of 66-70
Tier III: $1,600 for ENERGY STAR Version 3 qualified homes with a HERS Index of 65 or lower

Funding Source Maryland Energy Administration

Installation Requirements Must have electric HVAC equipment such as Heat Pumps or A/C.

Maximum Incentive Recommended measures resulting from Energy Audit: $1,200


Last DSIRE Review 2012-07-11
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

Incentive Source Allegheny Power


First Energy (Potomac Edison) provides incentives to builders of ENERGY STAR qualified, single-family homes. Incentives are awarded on a tiered basis and depend on the efficiency of the newly constructed home. Incentives range from $1,000 to $1,600 per home. Eligible homes must receive electric distribution service from Potomac Edison, pass ENERGY STAR inspections, and must be completed after January 1, 2012.

Additionally, free training from Potomac Edison is available as well as marketing materials and support. Homebuilders must work with RESNET-accredited HERS Raters who are partners in the EPA ENERGY STAR for New Homes Program. HERS raters must also be approved participants in the New Homes Program. Please see qualified contractors and other important information on Watt Watchers' program web site.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Allegheny Power’s Watt Watchers Allegheny Power

Address 800 Cabin Hill Drive

Place Greensburg, PA
Zip/Postal Code 15601
Phone (800) 255-3443
Phone 2 (877) 928-8928


Contact Name Public Information Officer - MEA Maryland Energy Administration

Address 60 West Street, 3rd Floor

Place Annapolis, MD
Zip/Postal Code 21401
Phone (410) 260-7655
Phone 2 (800) 723-6374


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1.  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"