Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

NETL RWFI to Host Energy 101 Webinar: Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS)
The April 29th webinar will focus on NETL's research on CCUS and the potential for economic & workforce development opportunities that successful research, development, & commercialization may bring.
Presentation Given on CPV Backbone Solar Project
Once constructed, the 175-megawatt facility will provide enough clean, emission-free electricity to power 30,000 average Maryland homes, nearly twice the number in Garrett County.
CPV Announces Plans for 175 MW Solar Farm on Former Coal Mine in Garrett County, MD
CPV Backbone is proposed to be built on former Vindex/Arch Coal mining sites just north of Kitzmiller, MD. The mines closed recently after decades of operation.
Solar Panel Grant Program for High-Impact Community-Based Nonprofits in Western Maryland
3,000 solar panels are available in the 2021 program. Each grant recipient will receive the solar power produced by the array on their roof for free over the 25-year grant agreement period.
ForeFront Power and TurningPoint Energy Announce the Completion of Four Community Solar Projects in Maryland, With Three More on the Way
ForeFront Power and TurningPoint Energy have announced the completion of the Leigh Friend Solar Project, a project that is part of Maryland's Community Solar Pilot Program.
USDA Announces $100 million for American Biofuels Infrastructure
The Department of Agriculture intends to make available up to $100 million in competitive grants for activities designed to expand the availability and sale of renewable fuels.
Corsa Coal Reports Plans for Expansion of Casselman Mine 
Corsa Coal Corp. representatives reported plans for expansion at the Casselman Mine near Grantsville at a recent Greater Grantsville Business Association presentation.
Free Solar Energy Informational Session Scheduled
A free informational session about solar energy will be held at 7 p.m. March 1 in the Garrett Information Enterprise Center, Room 111, at Garrett College.
Commissioners Working on Texas Eastern System Alert
Accident area residents may soon be able to receive alerts to warn them of pending Texas Eastern “blowdowns” and other scheduled natural gas events.
MEA Launches Wind Grant Programs
The MD Energy Administration has announced the launch of the FY 2018 Residential Wind Grant and Community Wind Grant Programs with combined program funding of $1 million.
Second Annual MD Solar Congress Slated for September 15th
Join MD SUN and solar supporters from across the state for the Second Annual Maryland Solar Congress to be held Saturday, September 16th, in Rockville.
MD-PACE To Host Solar Symposium
Maryland Commercial PACE (MD-PACE) will present on the state of solar in Maryland and how companies are using PACE to install onsite solar generation.
Garrett County Commissioners Welcome MD-PACE
The Garrett County Commissioners recently passed a resolution enabling property and business owners in the county to take advantage of Maryland’s Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy program.
Solar Co-Op Meeting Set for July 26th
Come learn how you can save money while going solar at your home or business!
Solar Saturday Event to be Held in Friendsville
A Solar Saturday event will be held at the Mountain Hollow Health Food Store in Friendsville on July 23rd from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.