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Smart Inverter Management Program

As a Pepco residential or commercial customer using solar within our service area, you may be eligible to participate in Pepco’s Smart Inverter Management Program. This pilot program provides a way for customers to work with us to manage some of today's emerging grid challenges related to distributed energy resource (DER) and grid integration. If you participate in the program, you may receive up to $300 in compensation or receive a replacement smart inverter at no cost to you. Please see below the full list of requirements below. 

This pilot program begins May 1, 2022 and will last until program funds are fully exhausted. Customers will be required to provide access to their smart inverter data for two years after program start. Data collected during the program will only be used for program operational purposes and to assess program success.

How to Participate 

1. Meet criteria

Before filling out the application, customers must meet all of the following criteria: 

Residential customers: 

  • must live in a single-family home and own place of residence
  • must be a Pepco customer living at the current residence for at least one year
  • must have a smart meter installed at home and willing to share data with the program
  • must solely own the inverter and DER application, and be able to manage it without the intervention of a third party or solar provider
  • must agree to allow Pepco to manage the smart inverter during the duration of the program.

Commercial customers:

  • must own a business location and have decision-making ability
  • must be a Pepco customer in operation at the current location for at least one year
  • must have a smart meter installed at the business location and willing to share data with the program*
  • must solely own the inverter and DER application, and be able to manage it without the intervention of a third party or solar provider
  • must agree to allow Pepco to manage the smart inverter for the duration of the program. *Please note if you wish to have more than one business location participate, a separate application will be required for each address.

2. Check smart inverter eligibility 

You will need to check if your current smart inverter is eligible for participation or if you need to purchase a qualifying smart inverter. View the full list of eligible smart inverters. If your inverter is not on the list, you may require a replacement inverter from the program. Please indicate this in the customer application. 

Note that while you may have a qualifying smart inverter, a communications gateway for communication may also be required. If this is the case, the gateway and any supporting equipment will be installed at Pepco's expense. 

3. Fill out an application 

To apply, please download and complete the appropriate application below and sign the program terms and conditions. 

Residential Customer Application   Commercial Customer Application

Once completed, email your application to SmartInverterManagement@Exeloncorp.com

If you have any questions about the application or smart inverter eligibility, please email us at SmartInverterManagement@Exeloncorp.com.

4. Next steps 

After submitting your application, we will review for eligibility during which time we may contact you by phone or email for additional information.* 

If approved, we will schedule a visit to assess your electric equipment (electric box, smart inverter, DER and communications equipment, etc.) and install your new smart inverter if this is the option you selected. The technician also will confirm meter and smart inverter communication with Pepco. 

*Note that one or more appointments may be scheduled to complete the above. 

If additional work to customer electrical equipment is required upon inspection, we will inform you and you can either choose to have a licensed electrician of your choice complete this work or you may choose not to participate in the program. 

If you decide to complete any outstanding electrical work, we will schedule a time with you to confirm and complete installation of any additional program equipment. 

How will I receive my compensation? 

You will receive your compensation in monthly installments in the form of a check for the duration of the program (one year). To receive the full compensation amount, you must ensure that your smart inverter maintains communication with Pepco for the duration of the program. 

If you have opted for a replacement smart inverter, the inverter and installation will be at no cost to you. However, no additional compensation will be provided. The new smart inverter must maintain communication with Pepco for the duration of the program or you may be liable to pay the cost of the inverter. 

If your smart inverter stops communicating, we will contact you to fix any issues so you can continue to participate in the program. 

If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at SmartInverterManagement@Exeloncorp.com.

DISCLAIMER: Please note program eligibility and compensation depend on the equipment you have installed and how you choose to participate. Participation is limited and equipment is available only while supplies last.

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