Projects Under Review

Lasted updated April 15, 2019

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.

  • 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 hearings were held on 1 and 4 April 2019.

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 currently suspended.
  • The first public comment hearing was held on 18 October 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); the PSC denied Massey Solar’s appeal and granted the CPCN on 31 December 2018.

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
  • The procedural schedule is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #26).
  • A public comment hearing was held on 24 April 2019; a second public hearing will be scheduled for October 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
  • 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 is scheduled for 1 May 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.

  • Project Fact Sheet
  • The PSC Case Jacket
  • The CPCN Application is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #1)
  • This case is currently the subject of judicial review and litigation.

Kieffer Funk Solar, LLC – Kieffer Funk Solar (PSC Case 9495): Proposed 11.8 MW solar array on a 167 acre site in Smithsburg; facility footprint is approximately 80 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 #13).
  • A public comment hearing was held on 13 March 2019.

TRANSMISSION LINE PROJECTS

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).
  • A public comment hearing was held on 27 April 2019; a second public comment hearing is scheduled for 18 May 2019.

Key Crossing Reliability Initiative (PSC Case #9600): Replacement of existing 230 kV subsurface transmission line under Baltimore Harbor nearing end of useful life with new overhead transmission line paralleling Key Bridge.

  • The 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 #13).
  • Public comment hearings are expected to be scheduled in fall 2019.

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