The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) FY22 Resilient Maryland program provides grants to Maryland businesses, nonprofit organizations, industrial entities, critical infrastructure, multifamily housing complexes, communities, agricultural entities, and others for the costs of conducting feasibility analysis, engineering, planning, and design of microgrids and other distributed energy resource (DER) systems. Grant funds are used to offset the costs of producing planning deliverables that help key project stakeholders and prospective project financing entities understand DER system specifics and value proposition. These deliverables also provide MEA with detailed information on system configurations that are replicable and scalable and what challenges they face.
Funds are awarded under three (3) Areas of Interest (AOIs) as described in the table below. Note: “Resilient DER Systems” are DER systems that serve more than one (1) building (e.g. a campus or set of buildings in a community). “Resilient Facility Power Systems” are DER systems that serve a single building. See the program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on the Resilient Maryland webpage for a full glossary of terminology.
|Resilient Maryland Area of Interest||Award Amount|
|AOI 1: Microgrids and Resilient DER Systems||$100,000 total|
|AOI 2: Resilient Facility Power Systems||$25,000 total|
|AOI 3: Resiliency Hub||$10,000 per hub|
Grant funds are for preconstruction feasibility analysis and planning activities only. Funds are not provided for equipment and installation. Projects for potential distributed energy resource (DER) systems that consider one or more of the following technologies are eligible:
Projects for potential distributed energy resource (DER) systems that consider one or more of the following technologies in addition to generation and storage technologies as described in the Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies section above are eligible:
Recipients of prior Resilient Maryland grants cannot receive additional Resilient Maryland grants for the same project. Projects must study DER systems that serve facilities located only within the State of Maryland. For a full list of program rules, requirements, and restrictions, please review the FOA on the Resilient Maryland webpage, available at https://energy.maryland.gov/business/Pages/ResilientMaryland.aspx.
|Incentive Type:||Grant Program|
|Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:||
|Incentive Amount:||Range from $10,000 to $100,000 based on Area of Interest (AOI). See the Summary section below for more information.|
|Equipment Requirements:||Grant funds are for preconstruction feasibility analysis and planning activities only.|
|Organization:||Maryland Energy Administration|
1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 755,
Baltimore MD 21230
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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