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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Utilities (Refs & Annos)
Division I. Public Services and Utilities [Titles 1-15] (Refs & Annos)
Title 7. Gas, Electric, and Water Companies (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Electric Generation Facility Planning (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2023
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-216.1
§ 7-216.1. Targets for cost-effective deployment of new energy storage devices; Maryland Energy Storage Program
Definitions
(a)(1) In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.
(2) “Delivery year” has the meaning stated in the PJM Interconnection glossary.
(3) “Energy storage device” has the meaning stated in § 7-216 of this subtitle.
(4) “Investor-owned electric company” has the meaning stated in § 7-216 of this subtitle.
(5) “Program” means the Maryland Energy Storage Program.
Targets for cost-effective deployment of new energy storage devices
(b)(1) The Commission shall establish targets for the cost-effective deployment of new energy storage devices in the State with a goal of achieving:
(i) 750 megawatts of cumulative energy storage capacity by the end of delivery year 2027;
(ii) 1,500 megawatts of cumulative energy storage capacity by the end of delivery year 2030; and
(iii) 3,000 megawatts of cumulative energy storage capacity by the end of delivery year 2033.
(2) If a target specified in paragraph (1) of this subsection cannot be met cost effectively, the target shall be reduced to the maximum cost-effective amount of energy storage, measured in megawatts, that can be deployed by the end of the delivery year for the target.
Maryland Energy Storage Program
(c)(1) The Commission shall establish the Maryland Energy Storage Program.
(2) The Program shall be implemented no later than July 1, 2025.
(3) The Program shall include competitive procurement mechanisms to reach a minimum of 3,000 megawatts of energy storage, or the maximum cost-effective amount of energy storage that can be deployed, by the end of delivery year 2033.
(4) The Program may include:
(i) a system of energy storage credits and market-based incentives designed to:
1. develop a robust energy storage market in the State; and
2. deploy energy storage devices in a cost-effective manner;
(ii) a requirement that investor-owned electric companies:
1. install or contract for energy storage devices; or
2. contract for credits from an energy storage project under § 7-216 of this subtitle;
(iii) a requirement that Program participants make reasonable efforts to apply for all applicable State and federal grants, rebates, tax credits, loan guarantees, and other similar benefits as the benefits become available; or
(iv) any other mechanism or policy that the Commission determines is appropriate to achieve the goal of a robust, cost-effective energy storage system in the State.

Credits

Added by Acts 2023, c. 570, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2023.
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-216.1, MD PUBLIC UTIL § 7-216.1
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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