The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is offering grants to counties and others to make their data centers more energy efficient. MEA plans to make the awards in amounts of $20,000 to $200,000 per eligible project, subject to funding availability.
The FY 18 Data Center Energy Efficiency Grant Program exists to support implementation of cost-effective energy efficiency measures in information technology. Eligible efficiency measures include, but are not limited to, server virtualization; air flow optimization; aisle containment; lighting controls; uninterruptible power supplies (UPS); motors and variable frequency drives; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) upgrades; and building insulation and envelope improvements.
MEA will accept applications until 11:59 PM EST, November 2, 2017. Click here for more information and the electronic application.