Good news – the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has extended the application submission deadline for its popular Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Grant Program to Friday, February 11, 2022 at 5:00 P.M. EST. This first-come, first-served program provides grant funds to Maryland critical infrastructure, businesses, State and local government facilities, nonprofits, industrial entities, and other organizations to help offset the equipment and installation costs of CHP systems to bolster the resilience, sustainability, efficiency, and energy affordability of their operations.

CHP systems are highly efficient systems that produce reliable electricity and useful thermal energy from a single source of fuel. They can dramatically reduce the amount of electricity needed from the grid as well as heat needed from traditional sources like boilers. They are often configured to operate during power outages, which helps shield organizations from catastrophic loss of product, costly downtime, and helps protect the health, life, and safety of Marylanders when installed in critical facilities like hospitals and wastewater treatment plants.

Awards of up to $650,000 are available for qualifying systems. Please visit the MEA CHP webpage for more information including how to submit an eligible application package. If you have any questions, please contact Brandon Bowser, Energy Resilience Program Manager, at

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