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Maryland Bulk Transmission Permitting Process (MD)

The steps of the Maryland bulk transmission permitting process are summarized in the chart below. Roll over each section for a summary of the regulations and permits it covers. Click a section to learn more about the required permits and regulations related to that topic.

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Bulk Transmission Development in Maryland

The Maryland electric grid is part of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Eastern Connection. In Maryland, ReliabilityFirst is the regional entity, under NERC, charged with developing reliability standards and monitoring compliance for all owners, operators, and users of the bulk electric system. PJM Interconnection (PJM) is the primary balancing authority operating and managing the transmission system in Maryland.

In Maryland, there are investor-owned, independent, and cooperative transmission providers, including:

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