Abacus Property Solutions Selected as New MD-PACE Program Administrator

Abacus Property Solutions, LLC (Abacus) was recently selected by the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) as the new administrator for the Maryland Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (MD-PACE) Program. The selection was made following a competitive procurement process, including a Request for Qualifications issued by MCEC over the summer. As an instrumentality of state, MCEC…

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New Smart Energy Investments with Bottom-Line Benefits Program for Rural Maryland Businesses and Farms

A new initiative is aiming to provide farms, forestry operations, manufacturers, Main Street businesses and other rural companies with greater access to energy-saving expertise and related funding in order to improve their bottom lines. The Rural Maryland Council (RMC-MAERDAF) has awarded grant funds for a Capacity Building Project developed by three collaborators: FEWSS Project (Forest…

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MD-PACE Financing Stronger Communities

How a recent legislative update will unlock resiliency for Maryland A landmark amendment, passed in March, promises to make Maryland one of the most innovative locations for Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy financing (C-PACE) in the country. Currently active in Washington, D.C. and 26 states including Maryland, C-PACE provides property owners and developers access to…

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Now Hiring! Loan Program Coordinator

The Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) was created as a not-for–profit corporate instrumentality of state in 2008 through an act of the Maryland General Assembly. The organization reports to a nine member Board of Directors. The mission of the MCEC is to transform the energy economy in the State of Maryland by increasing clean energy…

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RFP Announcement: MD-PACE Program Design and Administration

The Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) is seeking proposals to provide administration of the Maryland Property Assessed Clean Energy (MD-PACE) Program. The purpose of the Program is to provide increased access to commercial PACE financing in order to assist in achievement of Maryland’s clean energy policy goals. The Program will expand and improve long-term financing…

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RFP Announcement: Clean Energy Advantage Loan Pilot Program Management

The Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) and the Montgomery County Green Bank (MCGB) have gained approval from the Maryland Public Service Commission to develop and implement the Clean Energy Advantage Pilot Program. As Program Administrators, MCEC and MCGB are seeking a vendor to successfully launch and strategically manage the pilot program. Vendors submitting proposals must submit…

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Manta Biofuel Wins MEIA Pitch Event

Manta Biofuel Wins $1,000 prize from Maryland Department of Commerce at Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator Pitch Event Owings Mills-based Manta Biofuel was named the Grand Prize winner of the pitch competition during the Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator (MEIA) 2021 Pitch Competition Finale, held on June 16. The virtual event was the culmination of months of…

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Benjamin Rupert Joins MCEC as Energy Project & Procurement Manager

MCEC welcomes Ben Rupert as our new Energy Project and Procurement Manager, to expand the technical support and procurement services made available to consumers seeking to develop, build, finance, own and operate clean energy and energy efficiency systems, infrastructure, and technologies. Ben brings more than 15 years of experience developing, creatively financing, and implementing clean…

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MCEC Welcomes Steven Cowan as New Chief Investment Officer

With the recent hire of Steven Cowan as its new Chief Investment Officer, the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) team includes a seasoned executive skilled in facilitating access to capital and structured financing for energy projects. Mr. Cowan is a veteran corporate finance professional with over 20 years of work in the energy and renewables…

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