Northeast Waste Disposal Authority Assists Anne Arundel, Frederick Solar Projects

The just-published Fall 2018 edition of WasteWatch highlighted how the Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority recently assisted two different solar projects in Frederick and Anne Arundel Counties.

Frederick County Solar Project

The article discussed how Frederick County reached out to the Authority for help in developing a solar project at the Ballenger McKinney Wastewater Treatment Plant after the County received a $2 million grant from the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). The article provided details about how the Authority provided engineering assistance in developing the project’s layout and shepherding the project through the final state approval process, including securing additional grant funding:

The Authority also coordinated meetings between MDE and the County to work through the procurement process for a developer to construct the solar array….The Authority coordinated the final grant application filing and completed the procurement process with MDE in August. MDE was able to find additional grant monies during the application process for the project, increasing the total state contribution to $2.43 million. Approval for the project from the Board of Public Works was received on November 14. A ribbon-cutting will be scheduled for late December.

The article indicated the project will be completed by November 2019.

Anne Arundel County Solar Project

The article discussed how the Authority certified an 86.94 kW Anne Arundel County Millersville Landfill solar project under the Maryland Renewable Portfolio Standard Program.

It’s a system comprised of two solar arrays on the roof of a County maintenance building located at the landfill….This certification allows the Authority to sell renewable energy credits generating additional revenue for the County.

The article also listed other facilities where the Authority is able to sell renewable energy credits, including in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George’s Counties.