Power Plant Research and Siting Program (Maryland)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Maryland

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
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Primary Website http://www.dnr.state.md.us/bay/pprp/

Last Review 2014-09-15


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.

Policy Contact

Department Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Division Power Plant Research Program
Address Tawes State Office Building
Place Annapolis, Maryland
Zip/Postal Code 21401
Phone (410) 260-8660

Department Maryland Public Service Commission
Address William Donald Schaefer Tower
Address 2 6 St. Paul St., 16th Floor
Place Baltimore, Maryland
Zip/Postal Code 21202
Phone (410) 767-8000
Phone 2 1-800-492-0474

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: COMAR 08.13
Date Effective 1974