The bipartisan support for the legislation in both chambers is representative of the broad support for offshore wind among Maryland constituencies. The POWER Act is supported by labor unions, business associations, civil rights organizations, climate groups, and consumer advocates.
“The passage of the POWER Act is a crucial victory for our planet and for our economy,” said Del. Lorig Charkoudian, the House sponsor. “I am proud of our work in the General Assembly to pass this legislation that sets a bold goal, establishes a procurement method that takes the burden off of ratepayers, and solves the most significant challenge to offshore wind development – transmission. It will lead to significant investment and new business in Maryland, with good union jobs.”