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Montgomery County Nearly Doubles Solar Power Commitment

Montgomery County commits to another 5 megawatts of solar on County facilities with a new project at the former Oaks Landfill.
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Montgomery County Partners with U.S. Department of Energy to Increase Energy Efficiency and Ensure Public Safety in Storms

CHP installationMontgomery County Partners with U.S. Department of Energy to Increase Energy Efficiency and Ensure Public Safety in Storms. Energy-saving combined heat and power technology coming soon to County facilities.

Solar and Advanced Energy Initiative

Solar initiative opening ceremoryCounty Executive Ike Leggett announced the County’s largest solar initiative ever at an event at the Jane Lawton Community Recreation Center in Chevy Chase. The initiative with SolarCity encompasses 14 individual projects and will produce approximately 6 million kilowatt-hours each year -- enough to power nearly 600 average-size homes.

County Sustainability Report

Wind Mill FarmLearn about Montgomery County’s innovative activities to reduce the environmental footprint of its operations in the County’s second annual sustainability report. The report includes key information, graphs, and photos detailing progress on greening County buildings, using clean energy sources like wind and on-site solar, reducing fuel consumption by County-owned vehicles, reducing waste, and purchasing greener products.

Maryland Smart Energy Communities Award

Legget accepts Maryland Smart Energy Communities Award

County Executive Ike Leggett (right) recently accepted the Maryland Smart Energy Communities Award from the Maryland Energy Administration and the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center. Montgomery County is one of eight Maryland Counties recognized for participating in the Maryland Smart Energy Communities program using best energy practices.

Utility Incentives

Did you know that incentives are available, through the Pepco Commercial and Industrial Energy Savings Program, to reduce the costs of energy efficiency improvements?

Montgomery County staff involved in building design, construction, and maintenance meet monthly with Pepco program representatives to identify incentives that can help the County reduce the electricity consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of public facilities.