Maryland State Public Benefit Funds for Energy Efficiency
- Maryland's restructuring legislation, which was passed in April
1999, provided a $34 million universal service program (USP) to
be administered by the Department of Human Resources (DHR) through
the Maryland Energy Assistance Program.
As of July 2000, DHR began collecting the universal service funds and operating the Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP) that was authorized in restructuring legislation. The EUSP helps participants pay current and past due electric bills and provides weatherization measures.
Effective July 1, 2005, (SFY 2006), the weatherization component was transferred from OHEP to the Department of Housing and Community Development, the state's weatherization grantee. The Department receives $1 million yearly from EUSP funds for weatherization.
Note: Leveraging reports do not always give a complete statewide picture. Some resources are not reported through leveraging or are under reported. See updates due to electric utility restructuring.
2001: $1.4 million