The 2012 Kathleen A. P. Mathias Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program

This page references a program that was completed in 2013. For information about the 2014 Mathias Ag Program, please click here.

Program Yields $233,000 in Annual Savings for Maryland Agricultural Businesses

Sixteen Maryland farms and agricultural businesses significantly reduced their energy use with assistance from MEA’s Mathias Ag   Program. Grants ranging from $25,000 to $200,000 supported the installation of eligible energy efficiency measures that enabled a minimum 15% energy savings in the buildings or areas where they were installed. Learn more about our grantees’ stories.

                                                               

Case Studies

Poultry Aquaculture
 
Nursery
 
Seafood Processing
 
Grain            
 
Dairy

The Mathias Ag Program Paper

      A resource for energy efficiency program sponsors, utilities, and others interested in this program's desgn and implementation.

 

Program and Funding Details

MEA awarded approximately $1.4 million in grants in the fall of 2012 with funding through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings program, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Be SMART program.  The program ended in June 2013.

Please direct questions about this program to Dean Fisher, MEA Energy Efficiency Program Manager, at dfisher@energy.state.md.us or Alec Fields, Program Manager, at afields@energy.state.md.us.

To find information about current incentive programs, please visit our business page.

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This program honored the memory of Kathleen Arlee "Kathy" Petry Mathias of Ocean City, who passed away Aug. 15, 2011 after a battle with cancer. The wife of Maryland State Senator James N. Mathias Jr., Kathy was an inexhaustible advocate for Maryland’s Eastern Shore and its farming community.