Projects Under Review

Lasted updated June 22, 2020

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.

ALLEGANY COUNTY

Point Reyes Energy Partners – Jade Meadows Solar (PSC Case 9643): Proposed 19.84 MW solar array at the site of a reclaimed surface coal mine. The facility footprint is approximately 286 acres.

  • Project Fact Sheet is un​der 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 #9).
  • A public comment hearing is scheduled for 11 August 2020.​

DORCHESTER COUNTY

New Market Solar (PSC Case 9635): Proposed 50 MW solar array; facility footprint is approximately 286 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 #12).
  • A virtual public comment hearing was held on 3 June 2020. A second virtual public comment hearing is scheduled for 19 August 2020.

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).
  • The Commission remanded the case back to the Public Utility Law Judge to allow the Applicant to apply for floating zoning reclassification (Order is available at the PSC Case Jacket Item #64).
  • PPRP filed direct testimony on behalf of the reviewing State agencies in September 2019, recommending denial of the CPCN (Item #95). Additional information on PPRP’s review was filed in February 2020 (Item #106).
  • The current procedural schedule is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #121).

KENT COUNTY

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
  • The PSC Case Jacket
  • PPRP filed direct testimony and recommended license conditions on 17 December 2019 (PSC Case Jacket Item #45).
  • The procedural schedule is suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Mattawoman Energy – Mattawoman Energy Center (PSC Case 9330): Requested CPCN Amendment to replace cooling towers with dry cooling, increase auxiliary boiler rating, and increase emergency generator horsepower.

  • The PSC Case Jacket
  • A public comment hearing was held on 23 July 2019.
  • The original CPCN Application is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #1).
  • The modification request is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #154); the Commission approval letter is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #173).

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)
  • The procedural schedule is currently suspended; status conference was held on 27 May 2020.

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).
  • Public comment hearings were held on 27 April and 18 May 2019.
  • Briefs filed by Parties in support of settlement agreement are available in the PSC Case Jacket (Items #141 -145).

BGE Five Forks to Maryland/Pennsylvania Border (PSC Case 9636): Replacement of existing double-circuit, 115-kV overhead transmission line and its associated lattice structures with double-circuit line mounted on weathering steel poles. The segment to be rebuilt runs approximately 2 miles from the Five Forks substation located in northern Harford County to the Maryland/Pennsylvania state line where the transmission line connects with the Pennsylvania Power and Light transmission line to the Face Rock substation.

  • 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).

BGE Bush River Crossing (PSC Case 9642): Replacement of a 1.3 mile portion of an existing 115 kV transmission line (Circuits 110620/110621) that runs from Edgewood to Perryman across the Bush River in Harford 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 #9)

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