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Maryland CHP grants supply $3.3M for on-site power projects

Power Engineering Summary Maryland’s state Energy Administration has awarded $3.3 million in grants to help numerous businesses and public entities develop energy efficiency and carbon reduction through combined heat & power (CHP) projects and microgrids . The CHP grants will help...

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Maryland issues an ambitious climate plan–a year late

pv magazine Summary Better late than never? The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) released a long-overdue climate action plan for the state, leaving some stakeholders questioning its viability and wondering how the goals ultimately will be met. The 280-page plan was...

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Frostburg State University awarded Resilient Maryland grant

The Garrett County Republican Summary Frostburg State University has been awarded an inaugural Resilient Maryland pilot grant of $100,000 from the Maryland Energy Administration to plan a campus-scale microgrid that will bolster campus energy resilience, further sustainability goals and...

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Montgomery County Awarded $100,000 Grant to Pursue new Microgrid to Meet Sustainability Goals

MontgomeryCountyMD.Gov Summary Montgomery County’s Department of General Services has been awarded an inaugural Resilient Maryland pilot grant of $100,000 dollars from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) to explore project designs, and identify the best option to pursue...

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Maryland Selects 14 Microgrids for Initial Project Funding

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Maryland yesterday announced winners in its resilience solicitation, 14 facilities that speak to the range of operations now pursuing microgrid projects — from marginalized neighborhoods to food production operations to a marine terminal. The...

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The District 40 mall and FESCO Energy to develop a microgrid using resilient and sustainable energy systems

Yahoo! Finance Summary FESCO Energy (FESCO®) and District 40 (formally Frederick Towne Center Mall located on the Golden Mile) have entered into an exclusive agreement to develop a microgrid enabled resilient, renewable, sustainable energy project that includes 3MW +/ of solar power...

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Montgomery County, Maryland's Microgrids are a Smart Solution to Improved Resilience

Eric Coffman, Montgomery County Government Read the Full Article #MRCNews #Microgrids #Maryland #MontgomeryCountyGovernment

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Washington College Partners With Innovative FESCO Energy to Work Toward Greater Energy Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability

PR Newswire, SYS-CON Media Summary FREDERICK, Md. , Jan. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Washington College has joined forces with FESCO Energy to help the College reduce carbon emissions while improving energy efficiency and resilience, a major step toward implementing a vigorous and...

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Baltimore steam pipes get a new look

Lloyd Fox, The Baltimore Sun Summary Hidden below the streets of Baltimore is a steam system that provides hot water, steam and chilled water to over 255 businesses in downtown Baltimore. In a collaborative effort between the Downtown Partnership and Veolia, the company that...

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Microgrids Seek Path out of Regulatory Limbo

Michael Brooks, RTO Insider FERC Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur addresses the Microgrid 2.0 conference in Baltimore. (Photo: International District Energy Association) Summary “The phenomenon that I think FERC confronts and other agencies in Washington confront is that there’s been a...