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Energy Task Force

The Howard County Energy Task Force, con­vened by the Envi­ron­men­tal Sus­tain­abil­ity Board, is a col­lec­tion of local experts who are advis­ing the County Exec­u­tive regard­ing plan­ning for future energy use in the County. The Energy Task Force met monthly in 2016 (with the excep­tion of August) on the first Tues­day of each month from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Elli­cott City/Columbia Room in the George Howard Build­ing at 3430 Cour­t­house Drive in Elli­cott City.

Energy Task Force Agen­das and Meet­ing Min­utes can be found below. There was no August meeting.

Agen­das: Jan­u­ary 2016, Feb­ru­ary 2016, March 2016, April 2016, May 2016, June 2016, July 2016, Sep­tem­ber 2016, Octo­ber 2016, Novem­ber 2016, Decem­ber 2016

Meet­ing Min­utes: Decem­ber 2015, Jan­u­ary 2016, Feb­ru­ary 2016, March 2016, April 2016, May 2016, June 2016, July 2016, Sep­tem­ber 2016, Octo­ber 2016, Novem­ber 2016, Decem­ber 2016

Final Report

The task force com­pleted its report in Jan­u­ary 2017.  The report and sum­mary pre­sen­ta­tion can be found below:

Howard County Energy Task Force Report

Sum­mary Presentation

The Energy Task Force Mem­bers were:

Rizwan Sid­diqi, (task force co-chair), EBA Engineering

Ed Wil­son, (task force co-chair), Con­stel­la­tion Energy

Ken­neth W. Boras, BCS, Inc.

Randy Clay­ton, Autani, LLC

Orien Dal­ton, COPT

Steven Estomin, Exeter Associates

Karen Galindo-White, Energy Sys­tems Group

Abdul Majid, Anne Arun­del County Pub­lic Schools

Bob Mari­etta, Howard Com­mu­nity College

Ray McGowan, RFM Energy Consulting

Daryl Pau­nil, DPW

Jan­ice Romanosky, Pando Alliance

Tony Rosano, Howard County Office of Emer­gency Management

Jeremy Schar­fen­berg, Colum­bia Association

Diane Sweeney, Howard County Pub­lic School System

Addi­tional Con­trib­u­tors:

Jeff Jerome, BGE

Stu­art Kaplow, Kaplow Attor­neys at Law

Kathy Magruder, Mary­land Clean Energy Center

John Murach, BGE

Laura Miller, Howard County Office of Com­mu­nity Sustainability

Geoff Mirkin, Solar Energy World

Elissa Rei­neck, Howard County Office of Com­mu­nity Sustainability

Rich Reis, Mary­land Sierra Club

Doug Ruch, Solar Energy World

Misty Sex­ton, IPC (USA), Inc.

Gary Skul­nik, groSolar

Edgar Swain, Howard Com­mu­nity College

Robert D. Wal­lace, BITHENERGY, Inc.

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