Projects Under Review

Proposed power plant projects that the Power Plant Research Program (PPRP) is currently reviewing are listed below. Some of these are new facilities and some are modifications to existing facilities, or license modifications to power plants that are already under construction. Projects are grouped together by county location.

The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) Case Number refers to the docket number that has been assigned by the PSC. All documents filed with the PSC are available at its website www.psc.state.md.us. Links to specific documents are included in the project descriptions below.

CALVERT COUNTY

Dominion Energy Cove Point (PSC Case 9318): A CPCN was granted previously to construct a 130 MW generating station in Calvert County. The Applicant filed for a modification to the CPCN on 10 August 2017 related to air permitting.

  • Project Fact Sheet
  • The PSC Case Jacket
  • The original 2013 CPCN Application is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #1)
  • The request for modification to the CPCN is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #203).
  • A public hearing was held on 2 October 2017.
  • An Order granting the modification is available on the PSC Case Jacket (Item #241).

CAROLINE COUNTY

Open Road Renewables - Cherrywood Solar (PSC Case 9477): Proposed 202 MW solar array spanning 16 land parcels near Goldsboro; facility footprint is approximately 1,085 acres. This is the largest solar project proposed in Maryland to date.

  • Project Fact Sheet
  • The PSC Case Jacket
  • The CPCN Application is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #1)
  • The procedural schedule is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #10).
  • A public hearing was held on 2 May 2018.

CECIL COUNTY

SunEast/Freepoint - Chesapeake Solar (PSC Case 9451): Proposed 9 MW solar array on a 97.5 acre site along Augustine Herman Highway near Chesapeake City; facility footprint is approximately 55 acres.

  • Project Fact Sheet
  • The PSC Case Jacket
  • The CPCN Application is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #1)
  • The procedural schedule is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #12).
  • Public hearings were held on 22 August 2017 and 1 November 2017.
  • A Proposed Order granting the CPCN is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #32; the Order became final on 6 April 2018 (Item #33).

CHARLES COUNTY

CPV – St. Charles Natural Gas-Fired Project (PSC Case 9437): Proposed modification for existing 725 MW natural gas-fired project in Charles County. The existing CPCN for the facility was granted in Case 9129, and the project is under construction. There was a previous CPCN modification granted in 2013, under Case 9280.

  • Project Fact Sheet
  • The PSC Case Jacket for the original CPCN application. The original CPCN application is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #1).
  • The PSC Case Jacket for the current modification. The Request for modification to the CPCN is available in the PSC Case Jacket for PSC Case 9437 (Item #1).
  • The procedural schedule for the current modification request is available in the PSC Case Jacket for Case 9437 (Item #20).
  • Public hearings were held on 7 February 2018 and 8 February 2018.
  • A Proposed Order granting the CPCN is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #39); the order became final on 16 March 2018 (Item #40).

MD Solar 1 - Shugart Valley Place Solar (PSC Case 9464): Proposed 32.5 MW solar array on a 592-acre site located near La Plata; facility footprint is approximately 249 acres.

  • Project Fact Sheet under development
  • The PSC Case Jacket
  • The CPCN Application is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #1).
  • The current procedural schedule is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #10).
  • The Charles County Board of Appeals granted a Special Exception on 8 May 2018.
  • The first public hearing was held on 20 March 2018.  The second public hearing is scheduled for 5 June 2018.

MD Solar 2 - Ripley Road Solar (PSC Case 9463): Proposed 27.5 MW solar array on a 256-acre site located near La Plata; facility footprint is approximately 197 acres.

  • Project Fact Sheet under development
  • The PSC Case Jacket
  • The CPCN Application is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #1).
  • The current procedural schedule is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #11).
  • The Charles County Board of Appeals granted a Special Exception on 8 May 2018.
  • The first public hearing was held on 20 February 2018. The second public hearing is scheduled for 30 May 2018.

DORCHESTER COUNTY

Urban Grid – Egypt Road Solar (PSC Case 9434): Proposed 45.9 MW solar array on a 326 acre site located near the Dorchester County line and just inside the City of Cambridge; facility footprint is approximately 289.3 acres. The City and County support this Project as proposed and PPRP continues to work closely with local governments. A revised procedural schedule was issued on 20 June 2017.

  • Project Fact Sheet
  • The PSC Case Jacket
  • The CPCN Application is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #1).
  • The current procedural schedule is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #38).
  • A public hearing was held on 12 October 2017.
  • A Proposed Order granting the CPCN is available on the PSC Case Jacket (Item #62); the Order became final on 27 April 2018 (Item #70).

Invenergy - Richfield Solar Energy (PSC Case 9457): Proposed 50 MW solar array on a 380 acre site located 1 mile south of the town of Hurlock; facility footprint is approximately 330 acres.

  • Project Fact Sheet
  • The PSC Case Jacket
  • The CPCN Application is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #1).
  • The procedural schedule is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #8).
  • A public hearing was held on 9 January 2018.
  • The procedural schedule was suspended effective 1 March 2018.

FREDERICK COUNTY

Coronal – LeGore Bridge Solar Center (PSC Case 9429): Proposed 20 MW solar array at a site near LeGore Road and Clyde Young Road; facility footprint is approximately 170 acres.

  • Project Fact Sheet
  • The PSC Case Jacket
  • The CPCN Application is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #1).
  • The current procedural schedule is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #50).
  • A public hearings were held on 30 March 2017.
  • A Proposed Order granting the CPCN is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #55); the Order became final on 3/23/18 (Item #65).

Coronal – Biggs Ford Solar (PSC 9439): Proposed 15 MW solar array on a 151-acre site near the intersection of Biggs Ford Road and Dublin Road; facility footprint is approximately 135 acres.

  • Project Fact Sheet
  • The PSC Case Jacket
  • The Proposed Order denying the CPCN was is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #55).  The Applicant appealed the decision (Item #57). 
  • A second Order remanding the case to the PULJ Division to allow the Applicant to apply for floating zoning reclassification is available on the PSC Case Jacket (Item #64).

KENT COUNTY

Community Energy - Massey Solar (PSC Case 9407): Proposed 5 MW solar array on a 96-acre site near the village of Massey; facility footprint is approximately 55 acres.

  • Project Fact Sheet
  • The PSC Case Jacket
  • The CPCN Application is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #1).
  • The current procedural schedule for the project is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #53).
  • Public hearings were held on 6 March 2018 and 26 April 2018.

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY

Energy Ventures – Mattawoman Solar (PSC Case #9469): Proposed 10 MW solar array; facility footprint is approximately 57 acres.

  • Project Fact Sheet is under development
  • The PSC Case Jacket
  • The CPCN Application is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #1).
  • The procedural schedule is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #8).
  • A public comment hearing is scheduled for 6 June 2018.

QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY

Urban Grid – Jones Farm Lane Solar (PSC Case 9436): Proposed 56.7 MW solar array on a 647 acre site near Millington; facility footprint is approximately 337 acres. A procedural schedule was ordered in July 2017.

  • Project Fact Sheet
  • The PSC Case Jacket
  • The Applications is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #s 3 and 4)
  • The procedural schedule is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #20).
  • Public comment hearings were held on 8 August 2017 and 1 November 2017.
  • A Proposed Order granting the CPCN is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #49); the Order became final on 17 April 2018 (Item #52).

Coronal Energy - Casper Solar (PSC Case 9450): Proposed 36.7 MW solar array on an approximately 360-acre site near Church Hill. The procedural schedule was issued on 30 May 2017.

  • Project Fact Sheet
  • The PSC Case Jacket
  • The CPCN Application is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #1)
  • The procedural schedule is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #30).
  • The first public hearing was held on 29 November 2017. The second public hearing is scheduled for 26 June 2018.

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Community Energy – Perennial Solar (PSC Case 9408): Proposed 8 MW solar array on an 86 acre site in the unincorporated community of Cearfoss; facility footprint is approximately 70 acres.


TRANSMISSION LINE PROJECTS

Potomac Edison – Ringgold/Catoctin (PSC Case #9470): Proposed modification to the 9.8 mile 138 kV transmission line between the Ringgold and Catoctin Substations. The existing 138 kV line will be upgraded to 230 kV.

  • Project Fact Sheet is under development
  • The PSC Case Jacket
  • The CPCN Application is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #1).
  • The procedural schedule is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #10).
  • Public hearings will be scheduled in Frederick and Washington Counties during the week of July 30, 2018.

Transource Independence Energy Connection Project (PSC Case #9471): Two new double-circuit 230 kV transmission lines are proposed for construction. The entire project will span 45 miles in both Maryland and Pennsylvania. Approximately 7.5 miles of the transmission line will be located in Maryland; one 3.1-mile section in Harford County and one 4.4-mile section in Washington County.

  • Project Fact Sheet is under development
  • The PSC Case Jacket
  • The CPCN Application is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #1).
  • The procedural schedule is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #21).
  • Public hearings have not yet been scheduled.