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Nearly $3 Million Available for Microgrid and Resiliency Hub Development and Construction

November 16th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is pleased to announce that the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) Resilient Maryland Program is now accepting applications. This comprehensive program provides preconstruction analysis and capital installation funds for the development and construction of microgrids, resilient facility power systems (RFPSs), and resiliency hubs. It enables reliable, sustainable, and affordable energy to Maryland communities, critical infrastructure, businesses, higher learning campuses, agriculture, and many other industries vulnerable to power outages; $2.7 million of funding is available. 

The FY23 Resilient Maryland Program consolidates three MEA resiliency programs into a single streamlined “one-stop” program platform. The current offering includes three Areas of Interest (AOIs): (1) Feasibility and Planning, (2) Microgrid Capital, and (3) Resiliency Hubs. This model provides a continuity of grant offerings to provide funds based on where potential applicant’s projects are in the development-design-construction process, as well as their motivating factors for pursuing the systems.