Before adjourning, the General Assembly took a major step toward making Maryland a leader in the emerging offshore wind industry. By passing the Promoting Offshore Wind Energy Resources (POWER) Act, we quadrupled the state’s goal to generate offshore wind energy. The new goal, 8.5 gigawatts, will produce enough electricity to power approximately 3 million Maryland homes. The measure lays out a framework to proactively strengthen our power grid infrastructure and sets up a novel offshore wind procurement process to benefit ratepayers.
Lawmakers: Maryland has made a far-reaching, bipartisan commitment to offshore wind energy
April 13, 2023