Maryland Energy Administration (MEA)
11/16/18 11:59 PM EST
Grants of up to $50,000 to Maryland farms and businesses in the agricultural sector to defray the cost of energy efficiency equipment upgrades. Examples of equipment that may be upgraded to be more energy efficient include lighting, heating and cooling systems, fans, insulation, and motor and control upgrades. To be eligible, applicants will need to implement a project costing at least $20,000 that saves money through the installation of energy efficiency measures.
Energy efficiency is simply using less energy to perform the same task. Agricultural buildings can become more energy efficient in a variety of ways. One possible energy efficiency measure involves replacing old and inefficient lighting, such as incandescent light bulbs and T12 linear fluorescent lamps, with LED, CFL bulbs, or more efficient linear fluorescent lamps (such as T5, or T8 lamps) and fixtures. Installing better insulation, more efficient heating and cooling systems, energy efficient fans, and motor and control upgrades are also potential energy efficiency measures to consider.
New construction for energy efficiency projects may be eligible for the Program. Incentives are capped at 50% of the incremental costs after available utility rebates (if available) are subtracted. Eligible new construction projects include equipment installed in the following situations:
- A facility where previously no comparable equipment was installed
- An expansion of an existing building
- An entirely new structure
Examples of new construction projects where a more efficient technology can be installed over a standard and less efficient technology include, but are not limited to:
- Evaporative fan controls for cold storage
- High efficiency scroll compressors
- LED lighting
- High efficiency boiler
GrantWatch ID#: 150566
Grants are provided at up to 50% of the total project cost for energy efficiency measures and shall not exceed $50,000.
This project can be completed and invoices can be submitted to MEA within the anticipated grant period occurring between approximately June 1, 2019 and September 1, 2020. All measures must be installed before August 1, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Email the application to: MathiasAgProgram@icf.com
Dean Fisher, Program Manager
Maryland Energy Administration
1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 755
Baltimore, MD 21230
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