Maryland opens Combined Heat and Power grant program to commercial applications
Program offers grants up to $500,000 for in-state CHP installations
The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has opened its 2016 Combined Heat and Power (CHP) grant program to commercial applications.
The MEA’s newly enhanced program is designed to further encourage Combined Heat and Power growth. Promoted under the name “MEA CHP FY16 Grant Program”, the FY16 program will target eligible industrial facilities and critical infrastructure facilities (including healthcare, wastewater treatment, and essential state and local government facilities).
Up to $4.025 million is available for this program in fiscal year 2016, subject to availability. The funds are allocated to three Areas of Interest (AOI) in the following manner:
- AOI 1- Up to $1.525 million initially reserved for cost effective CHP energy efficiency projects in industrial facilities;
- AOI 2- Up to $1.5M initially reserved for energy efficient CHP projects that also increase resiliency in critical infrastructure facilities; and,
- AOI 3- Up to $1M initially reserved for projects that leverage biomass or biogas resources as a fuel source in either industrial or critical infrastructure facilities.
Individual grants range in size from up to $425/kW to up to $575/kW installed, based on the size of the CHP system, with a maximum per project cap of $500,000, subject to funding availability.
Applications close on February 1, 2016 and by January 1, 2018 all systems must be fully commissioned.
Eligible CHP projects must be located in Maryland, official groundbreaking must occur by January 2017 and the projects must have an anticipated annual CHP system efficiency of 60 percent or more. More information on the grant program is available on the MEA site.
Aegis Energy, EDF Group, LLC is an innovative Combined Heat and Power (CHP) company based in Holyoke, MA. Founded in 1985, Aegis Energy, EDF Group’ modular systems are currently utilized across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic providing energy-saving, clean power options for a wide array of customers.
Included among the company’s signature CHP installation projects is the EPA award-winning installation at the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, Maryland. Aegis offers grant writing and guidance to customers looking to install an energy-saving CHP system.
To learn more about CHP and the grant-approval process, contact Aegis representative through aegischp.com.