Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Workshop to Help Landowners Understand Impacts of Solar Leasing Set for January 23rd
Representatives from the UME Ag Law Center, UME Energy Programs, and solar companies will be on hand to discuss best practices in leasing, what to expect from a solar project, and more.
Smart Energy Investments FREE Webinar Series: Energy Savings for a Better Bottom Line
Learn from experts about how your business or farm may best-invest your hard-earned dollars to grow, and to sustain your profitability.
CPV Awarded State Approval For 200 MWdc Solar Farm On Former Coal Mine In Garrett County, Maryland
The state’s approval grants CPV permission to construct Backbone Solar on former Vindex/Arch Coal mining sites north of the town of Kitzmiller, MD. Construction is expected to begin later this year.
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.