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Maryland Bulk Transmission Siting & Regulation(8-MD)

In Maryland, a developer may need to obtain a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Maryland Public Service Commission before constructing a generating station or a transmission line with a voltage over 69,000 volts. MD. Code Ann., Public Utilities §7-207 (1998).

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Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply

Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.

Permitting at a Glance

Maryland Federal

Transmission Siting: Maryland does not have a state comprehensive siting process for transmission project development.
Transmission Siting Agency: Maryland Public Service Commission
Preemptive Authority: The Maryland Public Service Commission has regulatory authority over a generating station and transmission lines. MD. Code Ann., Public Utilities §7-207 (1998).
Regulated Entity Definition: A public service company is defined as “…a common carrier company, electric company… or any combination of public service companies.” MD. Code Ann., Public Utilities §1-101(x) (2017).
Public Utility Certificate Threshold: A public utility may need a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Maryland Public Service Commission to construct a transmission line over 69 kV. MD. Code Ann., Public Utilities §7-207 (1998).
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