Maryland Smart Energy Communities

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MSEC Transportation Project - Petroleum Reduction for Frederick County
  • ​MSEC contribution of $122,000 for all four electric buses.
  • Approximate annual fuel reduction by one all-electric bus = 9,114 gallons of diesel (cost savings of $34,600)

Attention: MEA is developing its suite of programs for fiscal year 2024 (FY24). Announcements of what the programs will look like will be posted as programs are designed and rolled out.  Please connect with us on Facebook or LinkedIn​  to receive the latest updates and future program details.

Program Description:​ The Maryland Smart Energy Communities (MSEC) program is designed to support local governments as they voluntarily adopt sustainable, long-term energy policies that lead to reduced energy usage, cost savings, and additional opportunities for renewable energy development.

Program Purpose: ​The MSEC program serves several purposes: it assists municipal and county governments throughout Maryland as they participate in the State’s transition to affordable, clean and reliable energy; it supports those governments with grants for clean energy projects; it increases in-state renewable energy generation (that supports the State’s renewable portfolio standard goal and its greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal); and, it supports the State’s goal for increasing the number of electric vehicles operating in state.

Current Participants: Here is a list of all the communities that have participated or are currently participating in the MSEC Grant Program.​

Type of Program: The MSEC program is a competitive grant program.

Program Application Deadline:  5 p.m. EST on November 15, 2022

Anticipated Program Budget: MEA anticipates that up to $1,575,000 total will be available as follows: up to $1,280,000 for energy efficiency projects, up to $165,000 for Tier 1 renewable energy projects, and up to $130,000 for transportation petroleum-reduction projects. 

For more information, please see the Funding Opportunity Announcement below.

Program Documents:​
For more information about the MSEC program, contact MEA by email at msec.mea@maryland.gov ​or by phone at 443.694.3358 to speak with Briggs Cunningham, the MSEC program manager.

See the MSEC Fiscal Year 20202021, & 2022  full list of awardees.

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