ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY
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Maryland’s thriving energy sector offers access to some of the world’s most powerful and progressive energy and sustainability resources.

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Maryland Energy & Sustainability Story

Maryland’s research-driven and innovative spirit, combined with strong goals, a multi-modal location, and key investments in the energy sector, make it a prime location for companies offering energy and sustainability products, services or initiatives.

COMMITMENT TO ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

  • Invested $221 million on solar installations, 95% increase from previous year. (2014)
  • 7th among states in the square footage of LEED-Certified commercial and institutional green buildings per capita.
  • New Greenhouse Gas Emissions target requires a reduction of 40% by 2030, one of the strongest climate goals in the country.
  • Invested over $81 million in the energy sector via grants, loans and rebates in 2016.
In 2015, Maryland invested $91 million in grants, loans and rebates within the energy sector.

POWERFUL OPPORTUNITIES

Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires 20% of energy from renewable sources by 2020.

EXCEPTIONAL WORKFORCE PIPELINE

  • 1st in concentration of employed doctoral scientists and engineers.
  • 1st in employed geographers and 2nd in physical scientists.
  • 57 colleges and universities.
  • 16 community colleges offering continuing education and workforce training.
#1 nationally professional and technical workforce

ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY SNAPSHOT

Energy Snapshot: $2.9B - Total wages (2014); $7.99B - Gross state product (2013); 36,990; Employment (2014); $435M - Federal procurement (FY2014)
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Maryland Energy & Sustainability Companies

Maryland’s natural gas, electricity and nuclear power companies are joined by solar, wind, geothermal and biomass enterprises. The state receives electric power via North America’s largest power pool, the PJM Interconnection. The state’s 1,260 energy and sustainability businesses generate nearly $8 billion in gross state product. Scroll through a small sampling of successful Energy & Sustainability companies below.

FEATURED COMPANY: Bithenergy

Baltimore, Maryland-based Bithenergy offers services for the development of renewable power generation systems, advanced energy management solutions, energy consulting, and smart grid and energy storage infrastructure build-out. The company is a Maryland Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and conducts business throughout the world.

“Maryland’s diverse and talented workforce, exceptional educational institutions, and world-renowned research laboratories are essential to Bithenergy’s pursuit of innovative solutions to increase the implementation of renewable energy and utilization of energy management to solve complex challenges,” said CEO Robert L. Wallace.

Join Bithenergy on this 360 tour of their 10MW solar facility at Nixon Farm in Howard County, Maryland.

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