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FY22 Combined Heat and Power Grant Program

WR Grace CHP Unit 

Above: CHP Unit at W.R. Grace and Company's Curtis Bay Plant.

Program Description: The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is pleased to announce the FY22 Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Grant Program. This first-come, first-served program provides Maryland organizations with capital incentives to install qualified CHP systems at their facilities to enhance operational efficiency, cost reductions, sustainability, and resilience against power disruptions. Awards are available to a wide array of industries and building types, as described in the following sections.

Program Purpose: The FY22 CHP Grant Program is provided to further the statewide adoption of CHP technologies that bring energy efficiency, resilience, and enhanced sustainability to Maryland’s businesses, supply chains, essential services, critical infrastructure, communities, and institutions. CHP technologies, when strategically implemented, produce energy for the sites they serve in the most efficient manner. This reduces the release of greenhouse gases when compared to emissions for utility-supplied energy. They also help diversify the State’s electricity grid and give their implementers more energy autonomy, particularly when they are grid-interconnected and configured to operate in grid outage situations.

Type of Program: Non-competitive (first-come, first-served)

Program Application Deadline: Friday, January 28, 2022, 5:00 P.M. EST

Anticipated Program Budget: $3.6 million, restrictions apply. For more information, please see the Funding Opportunity Announcement below.

Program Documents:

CHP Resource Guide: Individuals and organizations new to the concept of CHP technology are encouraged to first review the MEA CHP Resource Guide.pdfMEA CHP Resource Guide.

CHP eCatalog: MEA encourages applicants to utilize the U.S. Department of Energy CHP eCatalog (see link below) when planning their CHP projects. The eCatalog provides a highly-customizable and easy-to-use, searchable database of packaged CHP systems that have been technically-vetted by the U.S. DOE CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships. The eCatolog also provides users with technical, financial, and informational resources for CHP design, installation, and financing.

To access the CHP eCatalog, click on the image below:

CHP eCatalog logo

For more information, contact MEA regarding the CHP Grant Program by email at CHP.MEA@Maryland.gov ​or by phone at (443) 306-0304 to speak with Brandon Bowser, the MEA program manager.

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