Energy Stories

Solar-Powered Scholarship: Montgomery County Public School projects let the sunshine in

How does the largest school district in Maryland reduce its environmental impact and associated costs across 134 elementary schools, 40 middle schools, 26 high schools

Cold weather collaboration with Manna

As temperatures drop, it unfortunately becomes harder for many people to keep themselves comfortably warm, even in their own homes. A new area partnership aims

Leading the Way: County activates two advanced microgrids

On October 24, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett announced the official activation of two advanced microgrids for its Public Safety Headquarters (PSHQ) in Gaithersburg and

Where do CFLs go?

Throughout this past summer and fall, DEP’s Residential Energy Program Manager, Larissa Johnson, has been collecting old incandescent and compact florescent (CFL) light bulbs to

Two years of the Residential Energy Program!

  Watt's Up with Montgomery County's Residential Energy Program? In 2016, the Residential Energy Program launched. After 2 years, it is well on its way

MCPS Students: Develop your P.O.W.E.R. to make a difference!

If you're a high school student in  Montgomery County Public Schools, you're eligible to participate in the P.O.W.E.R. Program! Through this program. you'll learn how

Saving energy and taxpayer dollars through continuous improvement of County operations

Montgomery County’s Department of General Services (DGS) often works behind the scenes to ensure that the County is operating efficiently, both in terms of cost

Buying green electricity for your home

An important way to combat global warming is to switch our electricity supply to “green” electricity (generated from wind- and solar-powered sources, both of which

Join us for Books and Bulbs at your local library

October is National Energy Action Month and we're celebrating by hosting 6 Books and Bulbs events at libraries across the County. Books and Bulbs is

Community Solar is now available for Marylanders

Montgomery County residents finally have the chance to take part in the new Maryland community solar program and be part of the newest, most innovative
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