The Energy Resilience and Efficiency Working Group


Created by the Climate Solutions Now Act, the Energy Resilience and Efficiency Working Group is primarily composed of representatives of electric energy companies.  Members​ will focus on energy infrastructure improvements, transmission efficiency, and battery backups.​ ​

THE WORKING GROUP WILL: 
  • Advise the commission on issues and opportunities related to energy infrastructure improvements, transmission efficiency improvement, and battery backup viability; and 
  • Conduct a study of: 
    •       ​Methods for the state to encourage electricity storage technology research;                
    •       Methods of increasing the security of the electricity grid by supporting distributed renewable energy projects and energy storage with the potential to supply electric energy to critical facilities during widespread power outage;
    •        Potential electric grid distribution transformation projects;
    •       ​​ The potential to develop clean energy resources on previously developed project sites; and
    •        The lifespan and viability of energy facilities in the state that do not emit Greenhouse Gas, including:

      ​​​​​​​​1. Solar energy generating facilities
      2. Nuclear energy-generating facilities
      3. Wind energy-generating facilities
      4. Geothermal energy-generating facilities
      5. Hydroelectric energy-generating facilities
      6. Biofuel energy-generating facilities

      The Working Group will report its findings to the Commission and the General Assembly. 

Study and Staff Support:
Cindy Osorto, Climate Change Policy Analyst, Cindy.Osorto1@maryland.gov​

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​2024 Meetings​

Meetings will generally be held monthly on Tuesdays from 9:00-10:30am ​virtually. Dates and times are subject to changes. ​All meetings are open to the public and time is set aside at each for public comments.

Use this Google Meet link for virtual meetings:

  • ​​May 21 (virtual)
  • ​June 18 (in-person, site to be determined)

  • July 16 (virtual)

  • August 13 (virtual)

  • September 10 (virtual)

  • October 8 (in-person, site to be determined)

  • November 5  (virtual)​

  • December 3 (virtual)

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