Maryland Announces Resiliency Hub Program to Serve Low-to-Moderate Income Community
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kaymie Owen, CMP 443-694- 3651
Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) today announced the Resiliency Hub Program, a new initiative serving Maryland’s low-to-moderate income residents that will provide clean, reliable, and affordable energy during power outages. Resiliency Hubs provide power to residents in the event of a power outage occurs. The total grant funding is $5 million and the application deadline is March 1, 2019.
“Expanding relief options for residents impacted by a power grid outage is a paramount health and safety issue,” stated Mary Beth Tung, MEA Director. “Having a building in the community with sustained electrical power can ensure at risk people are safe in overheated or freezing apartments, temperature sensitive medications are preserved, and communications are maintained.”
Grant funding will be provided on a competitive basis to support the solar arrays and energy storage battery systems for identified resiliency hub locations. Program funding ranges from $1,300 per kilowatt to $2,000 per kilowatt with the maximum grant amount capped at $501,000 per project.
The location of resiliency hubs will be coordinated with local governments to address sustainability and emergency preparedness issues. Local governments, businesses and non-profit organizations will be eligible for the grants. For full details on this program, click here. To learn more about other MEA programs, click here.
Maryland Energy Administration
On behalf of Governor Hogan the mission of the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is to promote affordable, reliable and cleaner energy for the benefit of all Marylanders. To achieve its mission, MEA advises the Governor, General Assembly on matters relating to energy policy. MEA administers grant and loan programs to encourage clean energy technologies in all sectors of Maryland’s economy: Residential, Commercial, Agricultural, and Transportation. For more information about the Maryland Energy Administration, visit www.energy.maryland.gov and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.