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and Agencies to Install Wind Turbines

Community Wind Grant Program (CWGP)

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Maryland Energy Administration (MEA)

Deadline Date:

05/01/19 11:59 PM EST

Description:

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Grants to Maryland nonprofits, for-profits, and government agencies to develop community-scale wind energy resources. Funding will defray the cost of qualifying wind turbine installations on properties throughout the state. Grant amounts will be calculated according to the system size and kW capacity.

​Wind Turbine Requirements:

- Applicants must ensure proposed projects comply with Wind Turbine Restrictions as specified in the Agriculture Article, §2-513, Annotated Code of Maryland and the Maryland Code of Regulations 15.15.14.06.
- Applicants must ensure proposed projects comply with their local county’s ordinances for wind energy systems. MEA has compiled a list of county ordinances for wind energy systems.

Tier 1 Requirements and Special Conditions:

As shown in the Community Wind Grant (FY 2019) incentive chart (see Estimated Funding Size below), the incentive levels are broken into tiers based on capacity. The Community Wind Tier 1 incentive is designed to match the Residential Wind Grant Program incentive and requirement structure. The following conditions are exclusive to eligible systems in Tier 1.

Tier 1 Grants will only be provided for eligible turbines with a nameplate capacity between 1 and 25 kilowatts (kW) that are listed on at least one of the following certified turbine lists:
-Interstate Turbine Advisory Council (ITAC) Unified List of Wind Turbines
-Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC) List of Certified Turbines

Tier 1 Grants are calculated based on expected turbine performance measured as normalized capacity (rated power at wind speeds of 11 meters per second), not nameplate capacity.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142566

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Program utilizes a tiered approach, with smaller systems receiving a higher kW capacity incentive than larger systems. Grant awards range in size from $5000/kW to $4,000/kW per project based on system size (review incentive table below).

Tier 1:
- Capacity (kW): 1 - 25
- Grant per kW: $4,000
- Grant Cap:​ $100,000
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Tier 2:
- Capacity (kW): ​: 26 - 50
- Grant per kW: $3,500
- Grant Cap: $175,000
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Tier 3:
- Capacity (kW): 51 - 100
- Grant per kW: $3,000
- Grant Cap:​ $300,000

Tier 4:
- Capacity (kW): 101 - 250
- Grant per kW: ​$2,500
- Grant Cap: ​$400,000

Tier 5:
- Capacity (kW): ​251 - 500
- Grant per kW: ​$1,500
- Grant Cap: $500,000

Tier 6:
- Capacity (kW): ​501 - 750
- Grant per kW: $1,000
- Grant Cap: ​$600,000

Tier 7:
- Capacity (kW): 751+
- Grant per kW: $500
- Grant Cap: $1,000,000

Community wind grants cannot exceed the lessor of 50 percent of net cost of installation or the dollar amount cap as specified in the incentive table above. Net cost is calculated as the installation cost reduced by other incentives such as grants or tax credits provided by Federal, State, County, or Local governments.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The program is open to businesses, nonprofits, and State, Local, and Municipal governments and their agencies/institutions.

Projects that are either purchased or owned by a third party are eligible for the Community Wind Grant Program.

Installations must be located in Maryland.

A project may not receive more than one grant.

MEA cannot offer grants to a property held in a trust.

Multiple projects on contiguous parcels of property will be considered one project.

Pre-Application Information:

MEA will not accept applications for the FY 2019 Community Wind Grant Program after May 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST. MEA will not offer the Community Wind Grant Program in FY 2020 and any future fiscal year thereafter.

Grant awards are issued on a first come, first serve basis, up to available funding levels.

Applications have to be submitted to MEA within 12 months of installation.

The Community Wind Grant Program offers Applicants the option to complete a one-step application process for projects constructed within the last twelve (12) months or a two-step application process for projects that need a definitive grant funding commitment before project construction.

Interstate Turbine Advisory Council (ITAC) Unified List of Wind Turbines:
http://www.cesa.org/projects/ITAC/itac-unified-list-of-wind-turbines/

Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC) List of Certified Turbines:
http://smallwindcertification.org/certified-small-turbines/

Wind Certification Program Directory:
http://www.intertek.com/wind/directory/

Maryland County Ordinances for Wind Energy:
https://energy.maryland.gov/Pages/Info/renewable/countyOrdinance.aspx

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Samuel Beirne
410-537-4090
wind.mea@maryland.gov

Please mail complete applications to:
Maryland Energy Administration
Attn: Wind Programs
1800 Washington Blvd, Suite 755
Baltimore, MD 21230

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