While other states are trying to attract microgrid developers through incentive programs, Maryland has another plan: to foster a market that is itself an incentive. Through quantifying the benefits of resilient power and by reducing soft costs, the Maryland Energy Administration hopes to build a market that will make the state competitive for microgrid developers. “My goal is that I never have to design another grant program again," said Kyle Haas, a Maryland energy policy manager. Read more about Maryland's microgrid strategy in an article by Elisa Wood for Microgrid Knowledge here.
Maryland’s Microgrid Policy: Selling a Market, Not Giving Away Money
April 16, 2015
Project: Resilient Power
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