SMOOTH AIR PERMITTING PROCESS GETS POWER PLANT ONLINE TO MEET DEMAND
With growing demand for reliable energy and projected increases in energy consumption, an electric utility needed to get a combined-cycle natural gas power plant up and running. Before construction could begin, an air permit needed to be obtained.
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Old Dominion Electric Cooperative
Cecil County, Maryland
In 2013, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) was seeing an increase in energy consumption and identified a need for new sources of power to help close the gap. In order to meet these projections, ODEC set out to build Wildcat Point, a combined-cycle natural gas power plant in Cecil County, Maryland.
ODEC was operating on a tight project timeline to get this major generation facility online to support the growing need in its territory. Before ODEC could get construction underway, it needed an air permit and a siting certificate. This required frequent collaboration with the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Power Plant Research Group.