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§ 7-803. Federal funding to meet State’s policy goals

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic UtilitiesEffective: June 1, 2022

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 8. Electric Distribution System Planning (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 1, 2022
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-803
§ 7-803. Federal funding to meet State’s policy goals
In general
(a) The General Assembly strongly encourages the electric companies of the State to pursue diligently federal funds to meet the State's policy goals for the electric distribution system, including funds made available under §§ 40101, 40103, and 40107 of the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Assistance from Commission and Maryland Energy Administration
(b) The Commission and the Maryland Energy Administration shall provide assistance and support to electric companies for applying for and obtaining access to federal and other available funds to meet the State's policy goals for the electric distribution system.
Identification of funding sources
(c) The Maryland Energy Administration shall identify funding sources that may be available to electric companies to implement the State's policy goals under § 7-802 of this subtitle, including funding for:
(1) increasing the efficiency of electric distribution systems, including through installation and integration of energy storage devices and operational changes and upgrades;
(2) grid-hardening activities to reduce the occurrence of or consequences of events that disrupt operations of the electric distribution system due to extreme weather or natural disasters;
(3) other distribution system-related upgrade activities available for funding under § 40101, § 40103, or § 40107 of the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act; and
(4) other specific activities that the Commission identifies.
Report required from electric company; regulations
(d) As needed to promote the State's policy goals under § 7-802 of this subtitle, the Commission:
(1) shall require each electric company to report to the Commission and the Maryland Energy Administration on:
(i) the funding for which the electric company has applied;
(ii) the purposes for which the funding is intended to be used;
(iii) the status of the funding applications; and
(iv) conditions that must be met to obtain the funding; and
(2) may adopt regulations or issue orders that require electric companies to apply for federal and other available funds in a timely manner.

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Added by Acts 2022, c. 38, § 4, eff. June 1, 2022.
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-803, MD PUBLIC UTIL § 7-803
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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