Public-Private Partnership Funds Innovative Maryland Microgrid Project

  • Author: Laurel Schwartz
  • Date: January 30, 2024

In 2017, the Montgomery County, MD County Council passed a resolution mandating a 100% reduction in the carbon emissions from county-owned transit and buildings by 2035. This was an expensive challenge, so the County’s Departments of General Services (DGS) and Transportation (DOT) had to get creative. The County partnered with private energy as service provider AlphaStruxure and a private equity firm to fund all upfront costs. Fleet costs are being subsidized by the federal government.

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