Mid-Atlantic CHP Technical Assistance Partnership map of represented states

States - CHP in Maryland


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Summary

A significant percentage of the electrical generation in Maryland takes advantage of its waste heat, at 6.5% of total generating capacity this is below the 8% national average in 2003. Ten percent of this capacity is in the industrial sector, 1% is in the commercial. Electrical prices are below the national average and have gradually fallen over the last 10 years. Natural gas has experienced price fluctuations along with the all other states in the region and seen prices climb 28% over the last 12 years. There has been a fair amount of CHP and distributed energy activity in the state to this point. There remain 11789MW of CHP potential within the state, the bulk of it within the industrial sector.

Installed CHP Capacity

Currently, Maryland 's CHP market generates 6.5% of its total energy market, amounting to a capacity of 766MW. This energy is primarily generated through 14 major CHP facilities. Commercial attributions account for 78.1MW of the total market through the use of 6 different facilities. The remainder is attributed to industrial market having 8 facilities producing 687.4MW.

Representative Local Installations

Descriptions of successfully-implemented CHP projects can be used to get ideas for the planning, financing, approval and installation processes involved. The lessons learned in these projects are a valuable resource for those considering CHP, whether in commercial, institutional, or industrial applications. Selected Mid-Atlantic CHP projects are available here, having been obtained from a variety of sources, including other RACs or through DOE.

Potential Market for CHP

According to the MARYLAND COMBINED HEAT AND POWER MARKET ASSESSMENT, developed by ICF International for the Department of Energy, the technical potential for additional CHP in the state of Maryland, primarily in existing industrial and commercial facilities, is close to 6,000 MW. The study, provided in the link below, also highlights the impact of incentives on the development of CHP in Maryland.
[view study]

State Restructuring Activities

Status of State Electric Industry Restructuring from DOE EIA

State Energy Data System (SEDS)

http://www.eia.doe.gov/states/state.html

Electricity Pricing

DOE EIA - Electricity Prices
(a variety of monthly and annual data is available at this site)

Natural Gas Pricing

Average natural gas rates in MD graph

DOE EIA - Natural Gas Prices by State
(select residential/commercial/industrial in the "Data Series" box at top of this page)

Maryland Links

Electric Utility Website:

CHP Requirements & State Support Programs Links
State Agency Contacts: