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Maryland Energy Administration Winter 2021 Newsletter

Congratulations to the Maryland Energy Administration Employee of the Year Brandon Bowser. Read more about our 2020 Employee of the Year and all four of our quarterly award winners here.

Strategic Energy Investment Fund Powers Valuable State Energy Programs Supporting Clean Energy Advancement and Greenhouse Gas Reduction

Earlier this month, MEA launched a new blog series entitled, “Maryland Energy Data Points” to explore how energy initiatives are impacting the lives of Marylanders. Most of the funding for MEA programs comes from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund (SEIF) which MEA administers. SEIF funds enable meaningful state energy programs that spur clean energy advancements and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Without SEIF funding many energy-related savings opportunities for residents, businesses, local governments and nonprofits will be lost. Innovative programs, such as the Data Center Energy Efficiency and Resilient Maryland will be halted. Read more here.

New Maryland Clean Fuels Incentive “Greens” Transportation Awarding $1.3 Million; Largest Electric School Bus Deployment

The Clean Fuels Incentive Program (CFIP)​, created and managed by the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), supports both the purchase of fleet alternative fuel vehicles and funding to expand the state’s alternative fueling infrastructure and reduce greenhouse gas emissions via proven technology. The CFIP is designed to permanently “green” Maryland’s transportation profile, which will improve air quality by reducing consumption of fossil fuels. The fiscal year 2021 (FY21) CFIP awards of $1.3M will fund an array of clean fuel projects across the state, including one of the largest electric school bus deployments in the country. Read more here.

The Plan for Maryland’s Electric Grid of the Future

Rethinking Maryland’s electric grid is essential to improve functionality and flexibility to better serve electricity customers. MEA and the Maryland Public Service Commission have been working on a task force with national energy organizations for the past two years to help plan for Maryland’s next electric grid. Learn more here

Do you have questions about the #TexasBlackout? We have info and insights into the frozen grid in Texas and talk about the importance of having a capacity market like we have here in Maryland. 

Maryland Energy Administration Celebrates Women & Girls in Science

Maryland Ranks 4th in First Ever National Transportation Scorecard

New Energy and Ventilation Assistance for Maryland Manufacturers

Maryland Energy Administration Announces New Commercial Biomass Feasibility Study