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Maryland Energy Administration Extends Application Deadline for AOI 3: Resiliency Hubs of FY23 Resilient Maryland Program

Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is now accepting applications for the reopened Area of Interest (AOI) 3: Resiliency Hubs of its FY23 Resilient Maryland Program. As the impacts of climate change continue to worsen, communities will continue to feel the negative effects at an increasing pace. This  …Learn more

Maryland Energy Administration Accelerates the Upgrade of Outdoor Lighting to Clean and Efficient LED Technology

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jahmai Sharp-Moore | 443-694-3651 Baltimore, MD — The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) announced the second year of the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) Streetlight and Outdoor Lighting Efficiency (SOLE) grant program. With the focus on the installation of light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures on existing, outdoor, pole-mounted, user-owned lighting fixtures, the SOLE  …Learn more

MEA Awards Nearly $700,000 to Stimulate Energy Efficiency in Seven Maryland School Districts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jahmai Sharp-Moore | 443-694-3651 Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is pleased to announce grant awards for seven Maryland public school districts, also known as local education agencies (LEAs), through its Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Decarbonizing Public Schools program. The grants will help finance school districts’  …Learn more

Community Solar – Subscribing to Clean Energy

By David Comis, Senior Energy Program Manager This is part two of a 7 part series on community solar. Please note, the comments in this blog are the personal opinions of the author and do not represent the views of the Maryland Energy Administration or the State of Maryland.  Community  …Learn more

Very Fine Solar Homes in Maryland

Sharing our visits from the Maryland Home Solar Tour Our staff at the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) was privileged to join the 2016 National Solar Home Tour, held Saturday, October 1, 2016. Our team visited homes in Howard and Ann Arundel counties. The first home visited, in Harwood, MD, was  …Learn more

Maryland Energy Administration Director Visits Model Solar Homes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jahmai Sharp-Moore | 443-694-3651 Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Energy Administration’s Director, Mary Beth Tung, visited two solar powered, energy efficient homes in Howard and Ann Arundel counties on Saturday, October 1, 2016. “Maryland is a national leader in renewable energy technology especially in the residential sector.   …Learn more

Fall into energy savings with tips from the Maryland Energy Administration

October is Energy Awareness Month Baltimore, MD (Oct. 4, 2016) –This October, as part of national Energy Awareness Month, the Maryland Energy Administration encourages its residents  to learn how they can reduce their energy use and, in turn, lower their monthly bills. “We are an important resource to all Maryland citizens, providing  …Learn more

MEA Grants Help Clean Energy Communities and visionary artists

For Baltimore’s American Visionary Art Museum, replacing the HVAC chiller to the 15-year-old exhibition building was a critical fix. Besides cooling its more than 100,000 annual visitors, the museum is responsible for the preservation of a vast collection of visionary art. Katie Adams, the museum’s Director of Development, identifies the  …Learn more

Small town reduces energy consumption, helps Maryland

Though Galestown’s population is right around 100 people, the town has taken big strides toward energy efficiency. To reach the Maryland goal of reducing energy consumption 15 percent by 2015 though, every Maryland county, municipality and resident needs to contribute. Through the Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Conservation  …Learn more

MEA helps Homes for America lower energy bills for low-income renters

Homes for America, a housing nonprofit, received a $295,000 grant from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), which was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The grant reduced the costs of massive energy efficiency upgrades to the organization’s Concord Apartments, saving residents hundreds of dollars on electricity bills each  …Learn more

Wind turbine system transforms country home into “green” dream house

Skeptics of clean energy’s impact should consider Henry and Nancy Maier, the Allegany County couple who converted a charming, three-story farmhouse into their very own “green” paradise. The couple’s fully operational wind turbine system generates enough energy to power their 2,500 square foot residence with energy to spare.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Startup Powers Maryland then Goes National

In just a few short years, a Maryland-based startup has surged onto the national electric vehicle (EV) scene. SemaConnect, founded by Annapolis-based entrepreneur Mahi Reddy, began designing and building charging stations for electric cars in 2009. Though the technology is highly sophisticated (it incorporates wide area networking, dynamic mesh networking,  …Learn more

Energy Efficiency Keeps Carroll County Non-Profit Growing

When Barbara Norman, General Manager of the Westminster Riding Club (WRC) realized she’d have to replace the WRC’s aging HVAC system, the prohibitively high costs sent her reeling. “I knew the time was coming for a new system but replacing the coil alone was going to cost $9,000,” Norman recalled.   …Learn more

MEA Provides Energy Upgrades for Residents of Prince George’s County

United Communities Against Poverty (UCAP) is the official Community Action Agency for Prince George’s County. The agency is dedicated to providing assistance for individuals and families whose quality of life has been negatively impacted by poverty, unemployment, homelessness, crime, and inadequate public health services.

Highlandtown Healthy Living Center Promotes a Healthier Environment

Kecia Wherry believes environment influences health. As Vice President of Business Development and Community Relations at Baltimore Medical System (BMS), she identifies the Highlandtown Healthy Living Center as a facility born from a strict adherence to this belief.

Queen Anne’s County Invests Clean Efficiency Funding to Save Money

  The Queen Anne’s County Department of Public Works – Division of Engineering and General Service’s (QAC) does more than balance budgets every day. The agency has a three-pronged mission to respond promptly to customer service concerns, safeguard the environment, and respect its cost-conscious citizens. By working with the Maryland  …Learn more

More Than a Million Dollars Saved, Thanks to Energy Efficiency Projects by Civic Works

  Since 2009, nearly 2,000 households received energy efficiency upgrade services from Civic Works, an urban service corps dedicated to strengthening communities in and around Baltimore. The non-profit used EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities grant funding to help finance the projects. Estimates suggest that these energy and cost-saving projects are likely  …Learn more


MEA thought long and hard about its sponsorship of Artscape 2014. Ultimately, we decided that it would be an unparalleled opportunity to connect our mission– to promote clean, reliable, clean energy . . .–to hundreds of thousands of Marylanders whose needs could be met by our programs for residential, commercial,  …Learn more


Here at MEA we often get asked questions that are deceptively straight forward. Questions that upon first glance seem easy to answer. One such question is about how much solar is installed in Maryland. The answer to this requires a bit of a calculus. The policy and analysis work my  …Learn more