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Small businesses know better than most that a dollar saved is a dollar earned. Taking some simple steps to increase your business’s energy efficiency is an easy way to boost your bottom line—and achieve other benefits including improved comfort in your space.

How We Can Help

Small businesses and small nonprofit organizations can receive an on-site analysis of your energy use and easy-to-follow recommendations on ways to save at no additional cost.

You can take advantage of incentives that cover up to 85% of the cost of qualifying upgrades to lighting and refrigeration controls. Plus, you can choose to spread your 15% of the cost over 12 monthly payments through a no-interest BGE Small Business Energy Advance, so you’ll see a fast return on your investment. Our prequalified contractors make installation fast and easy.

Who Is Eligible

Small businesses and small nonprofit customers in BGE’s service territory who have up to 100 kilowatts (Kw) monthly peak demand are eligible to participate regardless of your gas and electricity supplier.

Contact a Contractor

Ready to take greater control over your energy costs? We’ll connect you with an approved BGE program contractor assigned to your geographic area who can arrange your on-site energy analysis at no additional cost.

Anne Arundel County, Calvert County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince George's County

Energy Efficiency

If you own a restaurant, convenience store or other type of small business that has refrigeration or other cooling-related needs, you may be eligible for technical assistance and financial incentives through BGE. Use this form to reach out to our approved contractor who can conduct a complimentary on-site energy analysis that fits your schedule.


New Smart Thermostat

But wait—there’s more! Put the latest smart technology to work for your business. Now you can get an ecobee3 lite smart thermostat and professional installation—a $229 value—for just $39.* With a smart thermostat, your business can:

1. Save up to 10% on your annual heating and cooling costs.**
2. Control your HVAC system from anywhere using your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Learn more about the benefits of installing a smart thermostat and schedule an appointment with our participating contractor today.

All counties

Smart Thermostats

*Or, get a Wi-Fi–enapdfbled thermostat and professional installation—a $265 value—for just $49.

**Savings compared to a conventional thermostat operating a five-ton rooftop unit providing electric heating and cooling in a small retail environment. You may realize more or less savings based on equipment, fuel source, operating hours and business and building type.