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).
  • Procedural schedule has not been established for this project.
  • Public hearing for the requested modification has not yet been scheduled.

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).
  • Public hearing is scheduled 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).
  • A public hearing was held on 22 August 2017. A second public hearing is scheduled for 1 November 2017.

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).
  • A public hearing is scheduled for 11 December 2017.

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).
  • Public hearings are scheduled for 20 March 2018 and 3 May 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).
  • A public hearing was held on 20 February 2018. A second public hearing is scheduled for 20 April 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 #37).
  • Public hearing is scheduled for 12 October 2017.

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).
  • Public hearings are scheduled for 9 January 2018 and 13 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).

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
  • In December 2017, the Judge issued a denial of their CPCN License but the Applicant, Coronal has appealed this decision.
  • A hearing date before the Public Service Commission has not been determined

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 procedural schedule for this project has been reinstated to include Power Plant filing its documents with the Public Service Commission on March 22, 2018.
  • First Public hearing is scheduled for March 6, 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).

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 Hearing was held on 8 August 2017.

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 #15).
  • Public hearings are scheduled for 29 November 2017 and 18 December 2017.

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Community Energy – Perennial Solar (PSC Case 9408): Proposed 8 MW solar array on an 86 acre site 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.