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Energy and Sustainability

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Maryland's natural gas, electricity and nuclear power companies are joined by solar, wind, geothermal and biomass enterprises with a shared vision toward the state's "smart, green and growing" energy future. The state receives electric power via North America's largest power pool, the PJM Interconnection. Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power plant, in operation since 1975, supplies all of Maryland's nuclear power and accounts for more than one-fourth of total electric generation. Further, Maryland's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires that 20 percent of the state's energy come from renewable sources by 2022. The state's 1,260 energy and sustainability businesses generate $7.99 billion in gross state product.

For more information, contact Michael L​eslie​ at (410) 767-6869.

Energy 101: Clean Energy

Watch these videos by the U.S. Department of Energy to learn more about clean energy and advanced manufacturing.​​​ Topics include wind turbines, fuel cell technology, solar power, biofuel, geothermal energy and many others. Use the menu icon on the left to jump to a specific topic.


Featured Company: Astrum Solar

Headquartered in Maryland, Astrum Solar​ is the fastest-growing installer of residential and small commercial solar panel systems in the Mid-Atlantic. The company is also one of the region's largest aggregators of Solar Renewal Energy Credits. 

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Industry News​

Industry Snapshot

  • Employment (2014) - 27,210 private sector jobs (36,990 including public sector)
  • Leading subsectors:
    • Waste management and remediation - 9,700 jobs
    • Electric and gas power generation, transmission and distribution - 9,400 jobs
    • Administration of environmental quality programs - 4,400 jobs
    • Regulation and administration of utilities - 4,200 jobs
  • Business establishments (2014) - 1,260
  • Total wages (2014) - $2.90 billion
  • Average salary (2014) - $78,540
  • Gross state product (2013) - $7.99 billion
  • Federal procurement (FY2014) - $435 million

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