Projects Under Review

Last updated December 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 Meadow 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
  • The PSC Case Jacket​
  • The CPCN Application is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #1).
  • A virtual public comment hearing was held on 11 August 2020.
  • The new procedural schedule is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #27).

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).
  • A virtual public comment hearing was held on 3 June 2020.
  • The procedural schedule is currently suspended.

HARFORD COUNTY

PTR HoldCo – Fairview Farm Solar (PSC Case 9652): Proposed 30 MW solar array; facility footprint is approximately 140 acres.

  • Project Fact Sheet
  • The PSC Case Jacket​
  • The CPCN Application is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #1).
  • A virtual public comment hearing was held on 15 December 2020.
  • The procedural schedule is in the PSC case jacket (item #9).

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

Mattawoman Energy – Mattawoman Energy Center (PSC Case 9330): Two requested CPCN Amendments: one to replace cooling towers with dry cooling, increase auxiliary boiler rating, and increase emergency generator horsepower; a second addressing installation of the natural gas pipeline.

  • 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).The second modification request is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #175); the Commission approval letter is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item # 204).

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 current procedural schedule is available in the PSC Case Jacket (Item #59, with modifications as per Items #84 and #85).
  • The first virtual public comment hearing for the project was held on 16 September 2020. A second virtual public comment hearing was held on 22 October 2020.

WICOMICO COUNTY

Kumquat and Citron Cleantech, LLC – Citron Solar (PSC Case 9656): Proposed 7.2 MW solar array on three parcels that span approximately 38 acres in Delmar; the facility footprint is approximately 25 acres.

  • 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 has not yet been issued.

TRANSMISSION LINE PROJECTS

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, with modification as per items #18).
  • A virtual public comment hearing was held on 22 September 2020.
  • Proposed Order granting the CPCN was issued on 7 December 2020 and unless appealed, will become final on 7 January 2021.

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
  • 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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