New Website Empowers Maryland Communities To Promote Equitable Utility Reforms



Will Provide Public Education and Advocacy Tools for Local Communities to Promote Utility Reforms

TAKOMA PARK, MARYLAND: Marylanders for Energy Democracy & Affordability (MEDA) recently launched their new website:

The website features the latest news and resources to keep communities informed, and will serve as a platform to coordinate local advocacy efforts for grid modernization, affordable energy, and access to solar, efficiency and smart-grid technologies, such as the widespread reforms now under consideration by utility regulators in the Maryland Public Service Commission’s “Grid of the Future” case (PC 44).

MEDA is a diverse network of public interest organizations and residents working to create a fair, equitable, and democratic transition to a clean, reliable, and affordable energy economy. The network includes Fuel Fund of Maryland, GRID Alternatives, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, Interfaith Power and Light, Maryland Solar United Neighborhoods, Nuclear Information and Resource Service, and Sierra Club-Maryland Chapter.

MEDA’s goals are to create a system in Maryland that:

  • Makes energy affordable for everyone.
  • Bolsters jobs and economic growth within local communities.
  • Protects our climate.
  • Provides consumers greater control over their energy sources and usage.
  • Increases energy security and reliability.
  • Shifts from a centralized to a local and distributed energy environment.

MEDA works to bring communities throughout the state together to advance this vision through public education and advocacy.

Visit to stay up-to-date on their progress, and to find out how you can take action to bring affordable, clean energy to your community.


Lyn Griffith Taylor
Marylanders for Energy Democracy & Affordability
(301) 270-6477 (ext. 13)