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Combined Heat and Power Grant Program

MEA CHP FY18 Grant Program​

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The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is pleased to announce the launch of the FY 18 Combined Heat and Power Grant Program. The program is designed to further encourage Combined Heat and Power (CHP) growth in the State. This $5.5 Million first come, first served program will target eligible commercial, industrial, institutional, and critical infrastructure facilities (including healthcare, wastewater treatment, and essential state and local government facilities).  Note: As part of the PHI/Exelon Merger, $3.5 Million of the $5.5 program budget is reserved for projects being implemented in PEPCO and Delmarva Power Territories. 

 
Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis. 

 

Application Deadline: 11:59 PM EST, February 15, 2018​

Program Description

 
The FY18 MEA CHP grant program will provide grants to encourage the implementation of CHP technologies in eligible commercial, industrial, institutional, and critical infrastructure facilities (including healthcare, wastewater treatment, and essential state and local government facilities), and to encourage the implementation of CHP technologies that leverage biogas/biomass as a fuel source in commercial, industrial, institutional, and critical infrastructure facilities.  

Individual grants range in size from up to $425/kW to up to $575/kW, based on the size of the CHP system, with a maximum per project cap of $500,000, subject to funding availability.

For more information, read our Notice of Availability​ ​

Project Requirements

 
At a minimum CHP projects must:
  • ​Be located in Maryland at an eligible facility;
  • Projects must have materials onsite and official groundbreaking must occur by January 1, 2019.
  • Projects must be installed and fully commissioned by January 1, 2020.
  • Have an anticipated annual CHP system efficiency of at least 60%, on a Higher Heating Value (HHV) basis; and
  • Satisfy all applicable regulatory and environmental requirements.
To be considered for grant award, an application must be complete, accurate, and signed by the business owner or authorized representative of the business owner.  In addition, the Applicant must be in good standing in the State of Maryland. For Certificate of Status information please see the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation webpage​​.  

Additionally, the Maryland Energy Administration showcases selected projects to demonstrate how MEA energy programs are benefiting Maryland residents and businesses.  If selected for award, please note that the MEA grant agreement will contain participation requirements for project showcasing

For more information, read our Frequently Asked Questions​​. 

Program Timeline

 
  • ​​August 18, 2017: The program is open for applications
  • February 15, 2018: Deadline for applications to be submitted
  • March 2018: Award notification announcements are expected
  • April 2018: Target timing for Grant Agreements to be executed (Grantees may only commence work after a Grant Agreement has been fully executed with MEA)
  • Upon execution of grant award  through December 2019: Implementation of CHP System
  • July 1, 2019: Groundbreaking/Materials on site Deadline
  • July 1, 2020: Commissioning Deadline
  • August 1, 2020: Final invoices are due to MEA​​

How to Apply

 
Applications are due by 11:59 PM EST, February 15, 2018

Applications should be submitted electronically. Because the grant selection will be determined primarily on a first-come first-served basis, applicants are encouraged to submit a complete application as soon as possible.

If a contractor is filling out the application on behalf of the authorized applicant, please download, print, sign, and upload the below Signature Page. The Authorized signature page must be signed by both the contractor and the Authorized Applicant.


Upon request, paper applications are available. 

If you encounter issues with the electronic applications, please contact Rory.Spangler@Maryland.gov​ or 443-694-8007.

Program Information Documents

Reporting Resources for existing Grantees


 
Contact

 
For more information or assistance, please contact CHP Program Manager Rory Spangler at 443-694-8007 or Rory.Spangler@Maryland.gov​.


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