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Maryland Energy Administration Announces Over $5 Million in Grant Availability for Resilient Clean Energy Grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kaymie Owen, CMP
kaymie.owen@maryland.gov 443-694- 3651

 

Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is launching a trio of resilient, clean energy grants to engage businesses, support jobs, and reinforce the state’s clean energy goals. Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) programs are now open for Combined Heat and Power (CHP), Parking Lot Solar PV Canopy and Resilient Maryland

“Powering Maryland’s clean energy future is an essential collaboration between the public and private sector,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Maryland continues to lead by example and we are proud to dedicate resources that serve our community in these challenging economic conditions.”

“We are backing Maryland businesses and key services with dynamic energy grants that leverage our skilled, clean energy workforce and build upon our previous successes,” said Mary Beth Tung, MEA Director. 

CHP systems combine technologies to maximize energy efficiency, reduce waste and offer cleaner, more resilient energy to critical infrastructure facilities like hospitals, wastewater treatment plants, and manufacturers across Maryland. CHP systems can also be implemented by businesses, multifamily housing facilities, and other industries where continuous access to reliable electricity and heat are needed. Total funding for the FY21 program is $3.3 million, which will be divided between two cycles. The application deadline for the first cycle is October 2, 2020; full details can be found here.

The MEA Parking Lot Solar PV Canopy program superchargers garages and lots by converting them into clean energy generation sites. This program also requires the addition of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, which adds to Maryland’s expanding EV charging network. The FY21 cycle of the program has $1.6 million in available funding and the application period ends December 8, 2020; click here for program specifics.   

Resilient Maryland combines clean energy technology like CHP, energy storage, solar and similar technologies to enable essential services and organizations to outlast power disruptions and outages. Started last spring as a pilot, Resilient Maryland provides funding for feasibility analysis, planning, and design of cost-effective, replicable and scalable projects. The FY21 program has $600 thousand in available funding and the application deadline is January 29, 2021. To read about 14 projects funded in FY20, click here.

For general information on MEA and all our offerings, visit Energy.Maryland.gov

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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 and 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.