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Work Group Reviews, Reimagines EmPOWER Maryland Programs

Tasked with a sweeping, detailed and vital task, 170 participants in the Future Programming Work Group have dug into a nine-month plan to review and propose revisions to the operations of EmPOWER Maryland. The Work Group – which includes representatives from utilities, state and local governments, energy-focused organizations and individual companies – began holding weekly…
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What is Solar Oysters?

What is powered by the sun, provides nutrition, but decreases nutrients? Someday you might hear this question asked on Jeopardy, and you’ll want to be ready with the answer, “What is Solar Oysters?” Solar Oysters, LLC, a member of the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance, offers an automated aquaculture system that can generate valuable protein, generate nutrient…
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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…

Advanced Energy Market Assessment Summary

MCEC is assessing the needs of the energy industry to better understand what resources, investments, policies, and partnerships the instrumentality may work to provide in the coming years. This summary report reflects the compiled data received from MCEC Advisory Council Members, clean energy stakeholders, newsletter subscribers, and partners.  View Report
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Now Hiring! Wood Energy Coordinator

The Wood Energy Coordinator will lead the development and implementation of the comprehensive design, financing and project management program at the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) that accelerates the adoption of modern wood energy systems in all jurisdictions of Maryland, to include promotional, marketing, planning and development work in joint cooperation with the Maryland Department…
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Connect with MCEC’s Fall Speaker Series

Plug yourself and your organization into this professional development program, designed to connect speakers and stakeholders, with a focus on current events in the evolving energy economy. The webinar programs will be held on select Tuesdays and Thursdays during September and October, and will cover a broad range of topics and feature special guest speakers.…
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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…

Creating Energy with Waste – The RNG Story

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, the parent company of Elkton Gas, working with local governments and industries has identified an innovative energy option that would provide a sustainable, environmentally-friendly supply of renewable natural gas (RNG) while also creating a sustainable solution to local waste management. Across the globe and in several U.S. states, turning organic waste, like…