Am I eligible? Small Business Energy Solutions is open to BGE business customers on rate schedules G and GS. To determine your rate schedule, look under the “Electric Details” section of your BGE distribution bill. How do I participate? Make the call. Get started by calling the participating contractor assigned to your area. The contractor will visit your facility and conduct a detailed assessment of your energy use. The assessment is included as part of your BGE service, so there’s no additional cost to you! Review recommendations. You’ll receive a list of recommended energy-saving upgrades to lighting and/or refrigeration controls, noting the costs, available incentives and payback period. Make the upgrades. Have your participating contractor install the recommended energy-saving measures. Remember to ask if you’re eligible for our Small Business Energy Advance, which lets you pay your 30% of the cost over 12 monthly payments with no interest. Enjoy the savings. Watch your energy and maintenance cost savings accumulate over the lifetime of the installed products, leading to substantial long-term savings. Do I have to use a specific contractor, or can I find my own? To make it easy for customers to participate, we’ve identified preapproved contractors designated by geographic location: Northern Maryland: Baltimore City and County, Carroll and Harford Counties Facility Solutions Group888.983.2754SmallBusinessEnergySolutions@fsgi.com CS Koida301.477.1436SmallBusinessEnergySolutions@cskoida.com Southern Maryland: Anne Arundel, Calvert, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties C&J Contractors301.549.3535SmallBusinessEnergySolutions@cj-contractors.com Matrix800.556.2123SmallBusinessEnergySolutions@matrixescorp.com For businesses involving refrigeration National Resource Management855.686.3455SmallBusinessEnergySolutions@nrminc.com For all businesses interested in a smart thermostat Scope Services410.844.0678SmallBusinessEnergySolutions@scope-services.com How will my business benefit? Substantially reduced energy costs Savings up to 70% on the cost of energy efficiency measures Receive a quick return on your investment Increased employee morale and productivity Improved customer experiences Enhanced image as an energy-efficient business and environmental steward What type of upgrades are available? Lighting Measures: Upgrade to LEDs, high-performance fixtures and high-efficiency fluorescent lighting. Replace exit signs with LED units. Install occupancy sensors and lighting controls. Refrigeration Measures: Install high-efficiency electronically regulated fan motors and controllers. Replace reach-in cooler lights with energy-efficient LEDs. Install vending machine controls. Additional Measures: Get an ecobee3 lite smart thermostat and professional installation—$229 value for just $69.