Business Incentives

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Grants & Loans

Open Energy Grant Program​
​The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is interested in receiving proposal​​s that fall outside the range of its other ENERGY programs. 
Resilient Maryland 
​Provides Grants for the planning, design, and installation of Community/Campus Microgrids, Resilient Facility Power Systems, advanced Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems, and distributed generation systems at Resiliency Hubs.
Combined Heat and Power Grant (CHP)
​Incentives for CHP projects in commercial, industrial, institutional, and critical infrastructure facilities.
​​Commercial, Industrial & Agricultural Grant (CI&A)​A competitive program that provides grants for deep energy retrofit projects in commercial, industrial, agricultural, and non-profit facilities.
Commercial Clean Energy Rebate 
​Receive financial assistance to install solar photovoltaic, solar photovoltaic canopy, solar water heating, geothermal heat pump, and wind turbine systems.
Commercial Wood Feasibility Study ​

Grant to conduct wood energy feasibility studies at eligible facilities in Maryland.  

​​Data Center Energy Efficiency Grant (DEECG)​A competitive grant used to encourage the implementation of cost-effective energy efficiency measures in Maryland data centers.
​Jane E. Lawton Conservation Loan ​Apply for a loan to identify and install energy conservation improvements.
​​Solar Canopy Grant Program​This program provides grants for the installation of parking lot solar canopies with electric vehicle chargers.
​​Maryland Offshore Wind Capital Expenditure Program​The Program supports Maryland’s emerging businesses, including minority owned emerging businesses looking to participate in the global offshore wind industry.
Maryland Offshore Wind Workforce Training Program​Offshore Wind Workforce Development Grant Program (Fiscal Year 2019) will provide grant funding on a competitive basis to ensure Maryland has a ready and able workforce capable of contributing to the construction, installation, and operations & maintenance of an offshore wind energy project.


​​ EmPO​W​ER Maryland utility-sponsored programsPassed 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.

Tax Credits

Clean Energy Production Tax Credit
Energy Storage Tax Credit Program

Other Incentives

Inactive Incentives


Resilient Maryland Capital Development Pilot Program

Pilot grant program providing funds for equipment and installation of microgrids, resilient facility power systems, and resiliency hubs. Inactive program (Incorporated into the Resilient Maryland Program).
​​Resiliency Hubs​​

​​Program serves low-to-moderate income residents by providing clean, reliable, and affordable energy during power outages. ​Inactive program (Incorporated into the Resilient Maryland Program).
Animal Waste to E​​nergy Grant (AWE)
​Grants to encourage local animal waste to energy projects. Inactive program.

​​​Bioheat Tax Credit

​​Receive tax credits for producing biofuels. Inactive program​.
Clean Energy Production Tax Credit

​Receive tax credits for producing electricity. Inactive program.
Community Solar​
​Allows Maryland businesses to purchase subscriptions for energy from community solar arrays. Inactive program​.
Demand Response and Building Automation Program
​​​A competitive program that provides grants for demand side resource projects that use state-of-the-art power controls, communication, and building automation technologies. Inactive program
Kathy A. P. Mathias Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program
​Receive grants ranging from $20,000 to $50,000 to assist with the costs of installing cost effective energy efficiency measures. Inactive program - see CI&A grants 
Maryland Statewide Farm Energy Audit Program
​Participate in a farm energy audit and apply for cash rebates for energy saving projects. Inactive program ​
​Community Wind Grant 

​​Offers Maryland businesses the opportunity to install and manage their own wind energy systems. Inactive program​

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