Energy Efficiency


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When possible, please submit applications electronically to avoid mail delays. Staff will confirm receipt of electronic applications within one to two business days via email. If you have mailed in your application, we ask that you contact us via phone at 410-537-4000 or 1-800-72-ENERGY or email at ​to confirm receipt.

Grants & Loans

​​Mechanical Insulation Grant Program​

​​Provides subsidies to eligible individuals, nonprofit organizations and business entities that install mechanical insulation in Maryland-based buildings and industrial processes. ​​
​Energy Efficiency Equity Grant Program​

Grants awarded for energy efficiency projects that generate significant reductions in energy use and pass on the benefits of the savings to Maryland’s ​low-to-moderate income residents.
​Maryland Smart Energy Communities Programs
​​Offers funding for sustainable, long-term, clean energy policies and projects that lead to reduced energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions, increased cost savings, and robust clean energy and economic development.
​​Streetlight and Outdoor Lighting Efficiency Grant Program
​Defrays the cost of replacing outdated, less efficient pole-mounted fixtures used for street lighting, parking lot illumination, parks, athletic fields and other outdoor lighting systems, along with implementing certain lighting controls. ​​​
Open Energy Grant Program​
​The Maryland Energy Administr​ation (MEA) is interested in receiving proposal​​s that fall outside the range of its other ENERGY programs. 
​​Commercial, Industrial & Agricultural Grant (CI&A)
​A program that provides grants for deep energy retrofit projects in commercial, industrial, agricultural, and non-profit facilities.
​Jane E. Lawton Conservation Loan
Apply for a loan to identify and install energy conservation improvements.


​​EmPO​W​ER Maryland utility-sponsored programs
Passed in 2008 by the Maryland General Assembly, EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act, established a goal to reduce per capita electricity usage and peak demand 15% by 2015. Energy efficiency is one of the least expensive ways to meet the growing electricity demands of the state, EmPOWER helps to promote energy efficiency saving Marylanders money.​

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