Counties Seek Clean Energy Loan Program Expansion for Grid Resiliency


On 19, January 2021 MACo Executive Director Michael Sanderson submitted testimony to the Senate Finance Committee to support SB 54 – Local Government – Clean Energy Loan Programs – Grid Resilience Projects. This bill would create an expansion of Maryland’s Clean Energy Loan Programs – administered at local options by counties –  to include potential grid resiliency projects.

From the MACo Testimony:

SB 54 creates a broadened list of project components – still in keeping with the policy goals of the originally established program. Projects that include power storage, battery systems, and
other elements that may complement clean energy goals but relate more directly to grid
resilience. Counties employing this program would gain more flexibility to extend their new
or existing offerings, and further their energy goals and those of county residents.

Follow MACo’s advocacy efforts during the 2021 Legislative Session on MACo’s Legislative Tracking Database.

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