Report: Maryland Ranks As Top 10 ‘Energy Efficient States’

For the eighth year in a row, the state of Maryland has received a top ten ranking in energy efficiency by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

The ACEEE’s annual report evaluates states on six areas including: appliance standards, buildings, combined heat and power (CHP), state government, transportation, and utilities.

Maryland received a perfect score from the ACEEE in the combined heat and power area.

CHP, also known as cogeneration, is an energy efficient technology that generates electricity and captures the heat that would otherwise be wasted to provide useful thermal energy—such as steam or hot water.

According to the survey, the state does well in offering incentives for CHP development.  In 2017, the Maryland Energy Administration announced a CHP Grant Program in fiscal year 2017  to encourage CHP at industrial facilities and critical infrastructure facilities. The goal of the program is to increase the energy resiliency of these facilities while also contributing to the state’s energy savings targets.

“Our administration is proud that Maryland continues to be a national leader in energy efficiency,” said Gov. Larry Hogan. “We remain committed to leveraging energy efficiency to continue our remarkable environmental progress, while significantly reducing costs for Marylanders.”

View the report in its entirety by clicking here. 

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Mitti Hicks

About Mitti Hicks

Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at and on Twitter @mittimegan.


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