Residential Incentives


EmPOWER Maryland utility-sponsored programs Passed in 2008 by the Maryland General Assembly, EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act, established a goal to reduce per capita electricity usage and peak demand 15% by 2015. Energy efficiency is one of the least expensive ways to meet the growing electricity demands of the state, EmPOWER helps to promote energy efficiency saving Marylanders money.

Grants & Loans

​Receive tax credits for purchasing biofuels.​
Clean Burning Wood Stove Grant Program Receive grants for clean wood burning stoves.​​
Community Solar  ​Allows Maryland residents to purchase subscriptions for energy from community solar arrays.
​​​EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities Low-to-Moderate income Grant Program ​​Local governments and non-profits can apply for competitive grants to enable energy efficiency projects that benefit low-to-moderate income Marylanders.​
Maryland Home Energy Loan Program (INACTIVE) Apply for energy-efficiency improvement loans of up to $20,000.
Residential Clean Energy Grant Program ​Receive financial assistance to install solar photovoltaic, solar water heating, geothermal heat pump, and wind turbine systems.
Residential Wind Energy Grant Program ​Offers Maryland residents the opportunity to install and manage their own wind energy systems.

Tax Credits

Bio-heating oil purchases Take advantage of Maryland's domestically produced, renewable bio-heating Oil tax credit
​Energy Storage Tax Credit Program ​Take advantage of this Maryland State income tax credit for your qualified energy storage system.
Excise Tax Credits for Plug-In Electric Vehicles​​ Marylanders may be eligible for a one-time excise tax credit