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MEA CHP FY16 Grant Program

​​In support of Maryland’s ongoing efforts to enable sustainable energy development, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is announcing a newly enhanced program in fiscal year 2016 (FY begins on 7/1/2015 and ends 6/30/2016) designed to further encourage Combined Heat and Power (CHP) growth.  Promoted under the name “MEA CHP FY16 Grant Program”, the FY16 program will target eligible industrial facilities and critical infrastructure facilities (including healthcare, wastewater treatment, and essential state and local government facilities).​

Program Description

 
The FY16 MEA CHP grant program will provide grants to encourage the implementation of CHP technologies in eligible industrial facilities, 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 industrial 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, 2017.
  • Projects must be installed and fully commissioned by January 1, 2018.
  • 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.

For more information, read our Frequently Asked Questions​.

How to Apply

 
Application materials must be submitted by February 8, 2016.  However, since 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.


​​The following are key dates in the program timeline:
  • November 2015: The program opens for applications on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • January 2016: Target date for announcing the initial group of first-come, first served grant decisions to successful applicants.  Grant decisions are announced to successful applicants as they are approved and to the general public once grant agreements are fully executed.
  • February 8, 2016: The application period closes.
  • May 2015: Target date for execution of all grants. Grant agreements will be executed with the respective Grantee as they become approved. Announcement of grant program participants to the general public, once grant agreements are fully executed.
  • January 1, 2017: All grantees must have material onsite and official groundbreaking ceremony.
  • January 1, 2018: All systems must be fully commissioned.

For questions, please email Rory.Spangler@Maryland.gov​.