For Immediate Release
"Maryland Governor and Montgomery County Executive Make Announcement"
WASHINGTON , D.C. - Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and the Maryland Clean Energy Center Board of Directors announced on March 31, 2009, the selection of Montgomery County as the new home for the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC). Montgomery County competed to host the center's headquarters in partnership with the University System of Maryland, the City of Annapolis, and with support from Pepco in concert with a broad coalition of partners from the business and academic communities and leading policy makers.
"It is a great honor to be selected to host the Maryland Clean Energy Center headquarters," said Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett. "There are many partnerships including Pepco, that have provided resources, experience, and access that will help drive the future of clean energy and technologies in the State of Maryland."
"Maryland has emerged as a national leader in smart, green, and growing initiatives, and this exciting announcement today demonstrates our unified commitment as One Maryland to this cause," said Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley. "These developments mark yet another large step towards increased green collar jobs for our families."
The purpose of the MCEC is to promote clean energy economic development and jobs in the state, encourage deployment of clean energy technologies across Maryland, and assist new emerging technologies. The Center will provide a coordinated approach to building a strong, clean energy economy in Maryland through technology commercialization, business incubation and workforce development and training .
Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), delivers safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 750,000 customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia.