ENERGY CONSERVATION RESOURCES
MARYLAND GREEN REGISTRY
The Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland (RMI) has partnered with the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) to bring two valuable, no-cost programs to Maryland manufacturers: ENERGY EDGE and the Manufacturing Disruption Mitigation Assistance Program.
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The ENERGY EDGE program is limited to Maryland manufacturers in the PEPCO and Delmarva Power service areas and helps manufacturers identify energy efficiency upgrades to reduce energy consumption and expenditures and secondly, gain access to resources to reduce expenditures and to funding to make the upgrades.
The Manufacturing Disruption Mitigation Assistance Program (MDMAP) is available to manufacturers across the state of Maryland. MDMAP is aimed at helping manufacturers reduce the risk of business disruption from COVID-19 by identifying ways to improve air flow, filtration and ventilation at their facilities.
Both programs include onsite audits from RMI’s energy engineers at no cost to participating manufacturers. From the audits, the engineers provide a report on their findings with recommendations for upgrades, modifications and/or improvements to maximize results (e.g., energy efficiency, cost savings, reduction of risk of business disruption from COVID-19).
What Manufacturers Say About the ENERGY EDGE Program
John Freeburger, Vice President of Manufacturing, Holmatro USA –
“Within nine months of RMI auditing of our facility, we reduced our energy demands by approximately 1,500 Kwh per working day with an annual savings of approximately $40,000.”
Luke Chow, President, Prime Manufacturing –
“I don’t have the time to focus on energy, but RMI helped me apply for the utility rebates to upgrade my old inefficient lighting to LEDs. Now I’m going to save 50% off my lighting bill.”
Jeff Blankman, Sustainable Manufacturing Manager, McCormick & Company –
“RMI provided thorough air leak detection and combined with other air reduction initiatives of our Packaging facility we identified 1.5 million kWh worth of energy reduction opportunities,” he said.
“I’ll admit, when I heard about the RMI Energy Program I thought it was too good to be true,” Scott Wiley, President of Jessup, Maryland defense contractor Products Support, Inc. (PSI) recalled. Despite Wiley’s skepticism, PSI joined the program in 2015. “We saved 30% off our energy bill just through from the Green Team that RMI helped us establish,” said Wiley. “Additionally, RMI helped us realize $222,000 in energy savings over a two-year period with a $73,000 C&I grant from the MEA, coupled together with $51,000 in electric utility rebates and $98,000 in reduced energy costs from an electric supply rate decrease along with reduced electricity usage resulting from the upgrades we made to our HVAC system, air compressors, and lighting. The program actually worked out very well,” Wiley added. “I couldn’t be happier.”
List of Past/Current RMI ENERGY EDGE Program Participants
American Yeast Corp
Amick Farm Hatchery
Applied Biomimetics, Inc.
Beynon Sports Surfaces
Blind Industries & Services of Maryland
Capital Meat Company
Chesapeake Specialty Products
Cloverland Farms Dairy
Crystal Steel Fabricators
Eight O’clock Coffee
GM Baltimore Operations
Green Bay Packaging
Innovative Cellular Therapies
Maritime Applied Physics Corp
Marlin Steel Wire
MD-VA Milk Producers
McCormick & Co
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
Orbital ATK/Northrop Grumman
Pritchard Brown, LLC
Products Support, Inc
Protenergy Natural Foods
Ross Machine Company
Thorlabs Quantum Electronics
Thymly Products, Inc.
Tri State Envelope
Tulkoff Food Products
Williams & Heintz Map Corp
For more information, contact Stacey Smith, Director of Outreach & Events for Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland, at firstname.lastname@example.org.