Wind Energy in Maryland

 

Wind is one of the oldest forms of energy used throughout history. From powering mills to grind grain and wells to pump water, wind energy is now also harnessed to generate electricity. As of June 1, 2017, Maryland has more than 191 MW of installed land-based wind capacity. In 2016, wind energy accounted for 1.4 percent of all instate electricity generation which is enough electricity to power 49,000 average Maryland homes.

To support the development of land-based wind energy, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) offers incentives for residential and community scale wind turbines through the Residential and Community Wind Grant Programs, as well as wind resource site assessment assistance through the Anemometer Loan Program. In addition, MEA has compiled a number of useful technical resources that will help you understand the basics of wind energy and how to get involved.

MEA Wind Energy Programs

MEA has funding opportunities available to residents; businesses; non-profit organizations; and state, local, and municipal governments and their institutions to encourage wind energy project development in Maryland.

Click on the links below to learn more about these programs.

 

Resources

MEA has compiled a number of useful resources that will help you understand the basics of wind energy, deployment of small and community scale wind projects, and how you can plan a career in the wind energy industry.

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Contact

For questions, suggestions or more information, please contact Samuel Beirne via e-mail at wind.mea@maryland.gov or phone at 410-537-4090.