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Combined Heat and Power Grant Receives Enormous Response

FY21 Program Approaches Full Subscription Two Months Early

Last December, Governor Hogan joined MEA for a tour of the Baltimore Washington Medical Center’s CHP system, see more here

The fiscal year 2021 (FY21) cycle of the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) grant from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has seen renewed popularity, even in these challenging economic times. MEA is pleased to announce that our FY21 CHP program has reached near full subscription within the first cycle of the grant. MEA encourages the continued submission of applications which will be reviewed and awarded on a first-come, first served basis should more funding be made available prior to the end of the FY21 program year. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 P.M. EST, Friday, February 26, 2020.

As a result, the remaining CHP webinars will be suspended. However, for those wishing to learn more about this dynamic, reliable, efficient and cleaner energy system, please view our CHP webinar video here.

We are delighted to see CHP’s popularity in Maryland continue to grow across multiple sectors. CHP systems combine technologies to maximize energy efficiency and reduce waste. Traditional fossil fuel power plants run only at a 33% level of efficiency but a CHP system can operate at an 80% efficiency level. 

Maryland healthcare systems have quickly adopted this technology but some local governments like Montgomery County have also upgraded their systems, click here to view spotlight projects. To date, 41 businesses, nonprofits and local governments in Maryland have received CHP grants for projects, not all projects are complete.

Additionally, MEA has developed a free CHP resource guide that provides detailed information on the benefits and system options. This is a must read for any organization interested in sustainability and energy savings. 

For more information on the MEA CHP grant and future offerings, bookmark the grant page here or ask to be added to our newsletter list via email.