Projects Under Review

Lasted updated December 20, 2018

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.

BALTIMORE COUNTY

Middle River Power – CP Crane Repowering (PSC Case 9482): Proposed conversion of existing 399 MW coal-fired generating station to 160 MW natural gas-powered generating station.

  • Project Fact Sheet 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 #30).
  • Public hearing will be scheduled for late March or April 2019.

CAROLINE COUNTY

Open Road Renewables - Cherrywood Solar (PSC Case 9477): PProposed 202 MW solar array spanning several land parcels near Goldsboro and Greensboro; 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 #33).
  • Public hearings were held on 2 May 2018 and 17 December 2018.

CARROLL COUNTY

Citizens Enterprise Corporation – Union Bridge Solar (PSC Case 9483): Proposed 9.9 MW solar array on an approximately 56-acre site near the town of Union Bridge; facility footprint will be approximately 50 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 #11).
  • The first public comment hearing was held on 18 October 2018

DORCHESTER COUNTY

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 #47).
  • Public hearings were held on 9 January 2018 and 12 September 2018.

FREDERICK COUNTY

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 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 Proposed Order granting the CPCN is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #61). The Applicant appealed the Proposed order (Item #62).

Urban Grid – Morgnec Road Solar (PSC Case 9499): Proposed 45 MW solar array on an approximately 471-acre site near Chestertown; facility footprint is approximately 232 acres.

  • Project Fact Sheet under development
  • The PSC Case Jacket
  • PSC has scheduled pre-hearing conference for 23 January 2019.

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).
  • A public comment hearing was held on 6 June 2018.
  • The procedural schedule for the project is currently suspended.

QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY

OneEnergy/Avangrid – Bluegrass (PSC Case 9496): Proposed 80 MW solar array on an approximately 539-acre site; facility footprint will be approximately 487 acres.

  • Project Fact Sheet 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 #11).
  • Public hearing will be scheduled in June 2019.

Coronal Energy - Casper Solar (PSC Case 9450): Proposed 36.7 MW solar array on an approximately 360-acre site near Church Hill.

  • Project Fact Sheet
  • The PSC Case Jacket
  • The CPCN Application is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #1).
  • The first public hearing was held on 29 November 2017
  • The procedural schedule for this project is currently suspended.

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.


Kieffer Funk Solar, LLC – Kieffer Funk Solar (PSC Case 9495): Proposed 11.8 MW solar array on

  • Project Fact Sheet under development
  • The PSC Case Jacket
  • The CPCN Application is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #1)
  • Pre-hearing conference was held on 18 December 2018.

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 #14).
  • Public comment hearings were held on 30 October 2018 and 1 November 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 #32).
  • Public hearings are expected to be scheduled late March or early April.

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