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Maryland Energy Administration Opens New Application Window for OPEN Energy Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tim Zink | 443-758-7344 Agency underscores potential economic, job growth benefits of unique program that enables highly innovative energy projects  BALTIMORE – The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) today announced the annual launch of its OPEN Energy Program, which provides opportunities to submit applications for innovative energy projects  …Learn more

MEA Launches Low-to-Moderate Income Energy Efficiency Grant Program: $16.5 Million Available to Local Governments and Community Nonprofits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jahmai Sharp-Moore | 443-694-3651 Baltimore, MD-The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is pleased to announce the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) Low-to-Moderate Income Energy Efficiency Grant Program (LMI Program). Available to nonprofit organizations and local governments – on a competitive basis – this program is designed to provide cost-effective energy  …Learn more

MEA Announces Low Income Solar Grant Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jahmai Sharp-Moore | 443-694-3651 Baltimore, MD–The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) Low Income Solar Grant Program. Through the program, MEA will support the design and installation of solar energy systems for a limited  …Learn more

Expanding Microgrid and Resiliency Hub Opportunities for Maryland – MEA Announces Round 2 Recipients of its Award-winning Resilient Maryland Grant Program

Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is pleased to announce that three awardees have been selected from the second round of its FY22 Resilient Maryland Planning Program, a national recognized program recently receiving a 2022 State Leadership in Clean Energy (SLICE) Award by the Clean Energy States Alliance  …Learn more

Maryland Energy Administration’s Report Illuminates Dynamic Market for LED Streetlighting Technologies

By Christopher Russell The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) commissioned Clean Energy Solutions Inc to develop a report (see below)  explaining potential cost-savings related to upgraded streetlighting technologies in municipalities across Maryland and Virginia. The market and policy parameters that shape the potential for streetlighting conversions  continue to evolve at the  …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

Maryland Energy Administration Announces New Game Changers Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jahmai Sharp-Moore | 443-694-3651 Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Energy Administration is pleased to announce the opening of the fiscal year 2017 (FY17) Game Changers Program. The Program provides financial assistance on a competitive basis for innovative renewable energy systems in two (2) areas of interest. Area of  …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

MEA Enhances the Energy Efficiency Benefits of a Montgomery County Renovation

Before renovations began in November of 2009 (left), the then 71-year-old Frances Ballard had lived at the same address on Takoma Park’s Flower Ave. for more than 30 years. Now, she says, she hardly recognizes the place. The Gilbert Highlands housing community, Ballard’s long-time home, has undergone a complete makeover.  …Learn more

MEA Funds Energy Efficiency Upgrades at St. Mary’s County Senior Living Community

Using a $50,000 grant from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), residents of the Cedar Lane Senior Living Community in Leonardtown now save money on energy bills while enjoying a comfortable indoor climate regardless of weather. The grant, issued to St. Mary’s County as part of the MEA’s EmPOWERing Clean Energy  …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

Through efficiency upgrades, a University Park family increases its comfort level

With help from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), Roberta and Scott Kisker improved the energy efficiency of their home and increased its comfort level for their family. Through the MEA’s Home Performance Rebate Program, the University Park family received a rebate of $1,550, which reduced the cost of their $4,244  …Learn more

Caroline County Habitat Pairs MEA Grant Funds with Volunteer Work

Thanks to the 2010 Clean Energy Communities Low-to-Moderate Income Grant Program, the comfort of six Caroline County households has been increased while the energy bills for those households has been decreased. Using a $50,000 grant from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), Caroline County Habitat for Humanity completed six energy efficiency  …Learn more

MEA Grants for Garrett County Community

Using a $50,000 grant from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), residents of Liberty Mews, a 36-unit lease purchase housing development in Oakland, will save money on utility bills while enjoying new energy efficient appliances. The grant, issued to Garrett County as part of the MEA’s Clean Energy Communities Low-to-Moderate Income  …Learn more

Windswept Grant Eases Greenhouse Gas Emissions on the Eastern Shore

Seeking a less carbon-intensive way to power his Worcester County home, Michael Jenkins researched renewable energy options. He realized he had a great resource at his Stockton property: Wind. Pittsville-based Communications & Energy Services, an Eastern Shore energy system installer, provided Jenkins with an estimate for a Skystream wind turbine  …Learn more

Bladensburg reduces energy use to saves money

Bladensburg‘s visitor center and its police department are now more energy efficient and comfortable. Thanks to the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) and theDepartment of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program, both visitors and staff of those buildings are helping Maryland reach the Maryland goal of reducing  …Learn more

Baltimore County resident harnesses sunlight to save on home energy costs

J. F. Mergen accomplished the unthinkable: He doubled the square footage of his Baltimore County home, stabilized his energy bills, reduced his family’s carbon footprint, and saved money without sacrificing the Mergen’s quality of life. With the support of two grants from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) totaling $5,400, Mergen  …Learn more

Morningside Park upgrades preserve affordable housing in Howard County

Thanks to a 2011 EmPOWERING Clean Energy Communitiesgrant from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), residents at Morningside Park are more comfortable. The 60 unit senior community in Howard County received energy efficiency upgrades using funds acquired from an MEA grant to the Howard County Housing Commission (HCHC). As part of  …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.

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