To be eligible for the grant, the project must include at least three energy efficiency measures, achieve a savings of at least 18%, and have a total project cost of at least $20,000. Any commercial, industrial, or non-profit enterprise can apply for grants for buildings located in Maryland. Examples of institutions who can apply include businesses, manufacturers and other industrial entities, farms and agricultural businesses, nonprofit organizations, private schools, and private colleges and universities.
The program is designed to support upgrades that affect an entire building. Applicants must provide an electricity savings goal of at least 20% for the entire building based on the baseline for whole building’s electricity use. Eligible electricity efficiency measures may include both technology upgrades and operational changes. Operational changes may include staff training, credentialing, retro-commissioning, data analytics and others which must result in measurable energy savings. Operational changes must be combined with technology upgrades. Applicants that are located within utility service territory with an EmPOWER Incentive program must also apply for funding from the utilities. The grant award will be calculated from the remaining project cost after all other incentives are applied.
Projects seeking funding from the program must only initiate construction after a signed agreement with MEA has been executed. Grants will be paid in arrears upon project completion and inspection of the installed equipment. Please visit the program website for more information.
|Incentive Type:||Grant Program|
|Administrator:||Maryland Energy Administration|
|Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:||
Up to 50% of the project cost after all other incentives and grants have been applied; Starting at $20,000
Must exceed minimum energy code requirement for the measure
Fluorescent lighting must meet CEE standards
LED must be listed on the DLC or must be ENERGY STAR
HVAC equipment must meet or exceed minimum SEER/EER/IEER outline by the utility
|Installation Requirements:||Applicants must not sign any contract or begin work until final approval from MEA.|
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This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.
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