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Maryland Bulk Transmission Transmission & Interconnection(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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Maryland Federal

State or Preemptive Authority: The Maryland Public Service Commission have regulatory authority over a generating station or a transmission line over 69,000 volts. MD. Code Ann., Public Utilities §7-207 (1998).
Transmission Siting Agency: Maryland Public Service Commission
Transmission Siting Process: Maryland does not have a state comprehensive siting process for transmission facilities. However, a person must obtain a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Maryland Public Service Commission prior to constructing transmission lines of a transmission line over 69,000 volts. MD. Code Ann., Public Utilities §7-207 (1998).
Transmission Siting Threshold: A generating station or a transmission line over 69,000 volts. MD. Code Ann., Public Utilities §7-207 (1998). A generating station is defined, in part, as property or facilities constituting an integral plant or unit of the production or electric energy, including any new production unit that would be asses to an existing production plant in excess of 2,000 kilowatts. MD. Code Regs. 20.79.01.02.B.11 (2015).
Siting Act: Maryland does not have a comprhensive siting act.
Regulated Entity Definition: A public utility is defined, in part, as an electric company or any combination of public service companies. MD. Code Ann., Public Utilities §1-101(x) (2017).
Public Utility Regulatory Authority Certification Transmission Threshold: A developer must obtain a Certificate from the PSC before constructing a generating station or a transmission line over 69,000 volts. MD. Code Ann., Public Utilities §7-207 (1998).
Permit Processing Timeframe: The Maryland Public Service Commission must make a decision within one year of receiving the Application. MD. Code Regs. 20.79.01.05 (2015).

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