Other Web Resources

State of Maryland

Public Service Commission

EmPOWER Maryland

Maryland Energy Administration

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)

MCEC “Power to Choose”

Federal Government


Department of Energy (DOE)

Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE)

Smart grid information and projects

Smartgrid Information Clearing House

Regional Utilities & Operators



BGE – Understanding Your Bill


Delmarva Power

Allegheny Energy (now First Energy)

Maryland Renewable Energy Programs, Financing,and Assistance



State & Local

Maryland Energy Efficiency Programs

Department of Energy (DOE)

Department of Energy – Office of Energy Efficiency &Renewable Energy

Maryland Energy Administration (MEA)

American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy (ACEEE)

Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star program

Low Income Ratepayers/Utilities Assistance

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

LIHEAP Maryland

LIHEAP Maryland Programs

Data/Technology Labs

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Energy Information Association (EIA)



Alliance for Green Heat:
Technology and resources on using wood combustion as a sustainable, local heating solution.

Biomass Power Association:
Nations leading biomass network to advance the use of biomass power.

Bioenergy Technologies Office:
Branch of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy devoted to developing technology for biomass renewable energy power.

Biomass Thermal Energy Council:
Network for the advocacy of the biomass thermal energy industry for all consumers.

UMDEnergy Research Center:
Look into Biomass Research Projects.

Energy Storage

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability:
Offers useful information and resources on the DOE’s Energy Storage Program.

DOE Global Energy Storage Database:
Provides up-to-date information on grid-connected energy storage projects and state and federal policies.

Energy Storage Association:
Network of companies developing energy storage technology, research and distribution.

Joint Center for Energy Storage Research:
Contributes to national energy storage research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory.

NREL Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies Program:
Researches, develops and analyzes a wide range of storage technologies.

UMD Energy Research Center:
Look into Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Research Projects.

UMD Nanostructures for Electrical Energy Storage
See research center publications, news and events.


Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency:
Learn more about the Maryland Geothermal Heat Pump Grant Program.

DOE: Residential information on geothermal heat pumps, provided by the Department of Energy.

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Geothermal Technologies Office
Provides information and resources on geothermal energy technology.

Geothermal Energy Association:
Anetwork for U.S.companies supporting and developing geothermal energy resources worldwide.

International Ground Source Heat Pump Associations (IGSHPA)
Works to advance ground source heat pump (GSHP) technology.

MEA: Learn more about Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) in Maryland with Geothermal Heating and Cooling.

National Geothermal Data System (NGDS):
Acatalogof documents and datasets providing information on
geothermal resources.

NREL provides useful information and resources on its innovating geothermal energy technology.


Department of Energy- “A Homeowners Guide to Financing a Grid-Connected Solar Electric System”

Department of Energy- “Solar Powering Your Community: A Guide for Local Governments”

Maryland DC Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association (MDV-SEIA):
Network for solar energy system installers, designersand financers.

MEA: Maryland Energy Association- Commercial Clean Energy Grant Program.

MEA:Parking Lot PV/EV Program for use of solar canopies for charging electric cars in parking lots.

Mid Atlantic Solar Energy Society:
Network for solarenergy development.

Solar Energy Industries Association: Maryland State Solar Policy

UMD EnergyResearch Center:
See solar research projects at UMD.


Bureau of Ocean Energy Management:
Provides information, resources and programs within the ocean energy field.

Learn about Conowingo Dam:
Maryland’s largest source of renewable electricity.

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Water Power Program:
Learn about research and development of water power.

U.S. Department of Energy’s Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Database:
Provides information on marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy technology and data.

European Marine Energy Center:
Provides helpful images on differing tidal energy devices.

National Hydropower Association:
Provides information and resources on hydropower technology and policies.


American Wind Energy Association:
Networks within the wind industry, and provideshelpful resources for consumers.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management:
Provides helpful information and resources about offshore wind energy.

Business Network for Maryland Offshore Wind
Networks within the wind industry for Maryland businesses.

Department of Energy- “Small Wind Electric Systems: A Maryland Consumer’s Guide”

DNR: Learn about offshore wind potential in Maryland through the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

MEA: Maryland Energy Administration’s Windswept Grant Program:
Learn how about residential/commercial opportunities to install wind energy systems.

NREL:National Wind Technology Center:
Provides insight into the latest wind energy technology.

Offshore Wind Hub: 
Gives information related to offshore wind policy, technology, economics, and siting.

University of Maryland Energy Research Center:
Look into UMD wind energy research projects.