Power Plant Research and Siting Program (Maryland)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Maryland|
|Name||Power Plant Research and Siting Program (Maryland)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Siting and Permitting|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy|
The Power Plant Research and Siting Act of 1971 established the Power Plant Research Program (PPRP) to evaluate electric generation issues in the state and recommend responsible, long-term solutions. The program manages a consolidated review of all issues related to power generation in Maryland: it reviews applications, evaluates impacts, and recommends conditions for proposed power plants, transmission lines, and modifications; assesses the impacts of electric power production on the State's environmental resources; and evaluates long-range plans to meet electricity demand. Electric power generators must obtain a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) from the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) to build or modify power plants and transmission lines in the State, and PPRP assists with multiple steps of the review process.
|Department||Maryland Department of Natural Resources|
|Division||Power Plant Research Program|
|Address||Tawes State Office Building|
|Department||Maryland Public Service Commission|
|Address||William Donald Schaefer Tower|
|Address 2||6 St. Paul St., 16th Floor|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||COMAR 08.13|