Strategic Energy Investment Advisory Board​


The Strategic Energy Investment Advisory Board meets twice a year to review briefings on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) auctions. Proceeds from the RGGI CO2 allowance auctions are returned to member states and have been primarily invested in consumer benefit programs: energy efficiency, renewable energy, direct energy bill assistance, and other greenhouse gas reduction programs.

Board members disucss the quarterly RGGI auction results, the proposed fiscal year for the next year, possible program changes or  legislative session review​ depending on the time of the meeting. 

Strategic Energy Investment Fund (SEIF)  is comprised of a variety of funding sources, the main source of proceeds is historically from Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) auctions. However, in recent years non-RGGI funds sources have been representing an increasing percentage of the overall SEIF like a variety of merger settlements and other Public Service Commission orders. 

Senate Bill 52 (2019) requires that the Maryland Energy Administration “shall hold at least four public meetings across the State... in the eastern, southern, central, and western parts of the State, respectively; and.. is encouraged to solicit input from all regions of the State…”​ 

Upcoming 2022 meeting:

The Strategic Energy Investment Advisory Board Meeting​ will be held on Thursday, January 6th from 2PM - 4PM EST.

​Click here for the recording of the meeting.
Click here ​for presentation slides.

2021 meeting history:

Strategic Energy Investment Advisory Board Meeting
Thursday, September 2, 2021

Click here for the recording of the meeting.
The presentation slides can be viewed here: FY22 SEIF Advisory Board Meeting Slides 09.02.2021.pdfFY22 SEIF Advisory Board Meeting Slides

Strategic Energy Investment Advisory Board Meeting

Current Board Members
  Residential Customer Alland Leandre
  Residential Customer Joseph Robert Pickens Ph.D.
  Commercial Customer Danielle Beyrodt
  Large Electric User Robert C. Mock Jr. Ed.D.
  Electric Company Anne Lindner, Esq.
  Electric Co-op Jeffrey S. Shaw
  Electric Supplier John P. Slocum Esq.
  MD Env. Group Benjamin A. Lloyd​
  Renewable Electric Industry Jose A. Menendez
  Senator Stephen S. Hershey, Jr. - Appointed by Senate President
  Delegate Benjamin Brooks - Appointed by House Speaker
Ex officio (nonvoting):
        Ben H. Grumbles, Secretary of the Environment
        Jason M. Stanek, Chair, Public Service Commission
        David S. Lapp People's Counsel​

2020 meeting history:

Strategic Energy Investment Advisory Board Meeting 
Thursday, Septemeber 17, 2020
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Strategic Energy Investment Advisory Board Meeting
Monday, January 6, 2020​​
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Below please find details from the four public meetings held in 2019:


SEIF Annual Reports


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