Gov. Martin O'Malley recently announced Maryland’s "Clean Bay Power Project" -- a new plan to buy power generated from animal manure, according to a local news report.

Poultry litter from Eastern Shore chicken farms now has the opportunity to supply the state with environmentally friendly electricity from litter.

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Those seeking to provide the manure-generated power must be:

  • able to generate up to 10 megawatts,
  • connected to the regional electricity grid,
  • able to generate electricity by December 31, 2015 and
  • able to submit bids by November 30.