Save 35 percent or more on energy costs by replacing older T12 linear fluorescent bulbs with T8s or T5s.

ENERGY STAR®-qualified cooking equipment uses 10 to 50 percent less energy than conventional models.

ENERGY STAR® LED exit signs can save up to 80 percent in energy costs. They also last up to 25 years compared to just one year for an incandescent sign.

We work with more than 100 program allies who provide service to Potomac Edison’s Maryland customers who can help you plan and implement energy-efficient projects. For Program Allies near you, search our directory.

Municipal Lighting

Learn more about cash incentive programs that provide reimbursement for municipal lighting.

Program Update

Due to an extremely high volume of participation in our Energy Solutions for Business – Prescriptive program, funding has been committed. Effective immediately, Potomac Edison has stopped pre-approving prescriptive applications.

Note: These changes do not affect the Small Business Solutions – Direct Install Program or the Energy Solutions for Business – Custom Program. These two programs will continue to operate as normal.

Please contact the program representatives at Sodexo at 855-827-2222 or at with any questions.


The Municipal Lighting Incentives Program is offered to Maryland commercial, industrial, governmental and institutional customers of Potomac Edison to encourage participants to install high-efficiency traffic signals through per-unit incentives.

Flat-rate incentives are offered for converting to the following lighting technologies:

Pre-Approval Requirements

All Municipal Lighting Incentives Program applications received by the Program Administrator will require pre-approval before the purchase and installation of materials.

Effective Dates

To qualify for incentives through the Municipal Lighting Incentives Program, equipment must have been purchased and installed after January 1, 2015, and after the receipt of a formal pre-approval letter from the Program Administrator.


Incentives available from the Municipal Lighting Incentives Program are shown below, and are limited to the total equipment cost (excluding taxes). Only installation of new equipment is eligible for incentives under Municipal Lighting Incentives Program.

Equipment Description Incentive per Unit Equipment & Eligibility Requirements
LED 8” Round Red $35 per unit –  Must be replacing existing incandescent signals and must be a 1-for-1 replacement of incandescent for LED.-  New construction projects are not eligible for incentives.
LED 8” Round Yellow $35 per unit
LED 8” Round Green $35 per unit
LED 12” Round Red $35 per unit
LED 12” Round Yellow $35 per unit
LED 12” Round Green $35 per unit
LED Turn Arrows (8” Red) $35 per unit
LED Turn Arrows (8” Yellow) $35 per unit
LED Turn Arrows (8” Green) $35 per unit
LED Turn Arrows (12” Red) $35 per unit
LED Turn Arrows (12” Yellow) $35 per unit
LED Turn Arrows (12” Green) $35 per unit
LED Pedestrian Signals (12” Hand/Man) $35 per unit

How Do I Apply For Incentives?

Step 1 – The participant should complete and submit a Municipal Lighting Program application online and upload required documents through the application portal. The following documents are required for a pre-approval:

  1. Manufacturers’ specification (cut) sheets for the proposed equipment. Please highlight all relevant information such as the equipment efficiency ratings.
  2. W-9 tax form for the incentive payee
  3. Copy of utility bill to confirm account number and service address. If desired, the participant may obscure all cost and rate related information

Step 2 – The Program Administrator will notify the applicant via email when the review is complete and funds have been reserved. Upon receipt of Program pre-approval email, participants may purchase and install their energy efficient equipment.

Step 3 – Once the project is complete, the participant should review the approved application for any changes to the project that occurred during installation and make any needed corrections. The following final documentation should be submitted to the Program Administrator for review:

  1. Detailed, itemized invoices or proofs of purchase for the equipment installed
  2. Manufacturers’ specification (cut) sheets for any additional equipment installed (if applicable).
  3. Completed letter of attestation

Upon receipt and verification of all required documentation, the incentive check will be processed and mailed to the applicant or to an authorized representative, if requested on the application.

Apply online or contact us at 855-827-2222 to request a printable version.