The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) announced a $200,000 grant to the Housing Initiative Partnership, a green affordable housing developer, to construct a new residential microgrid to power a subdivision of Net Zero single family homes. Through the Resilient Maryland program, the grant will support a community solar and battery energy storage system for six low-to-moderate income (LMI) households. Enabling the homeowners to generate their own electricity independent of the grid.
“This strategic partnership with the State of Maryland, Pepco, Housing Initiative Partnership and Emera Technologies is paving the way for the first block microgrid community in the state,” stated Dr. Mary Beth Tung, MEA Director and NASEO Board member, in a press release issued by the agency.
For more detail, read MEA’s release at https://news.maryland.gov/mea/2021/04/29/housing-initiative-partnership-pepco-and-emera-technologies-awarded-200000-grant-by-the-maryland-energy-administration-for-innovative-microgrid-community-in-fairmount-heights/.