Old Dominion Electric Cooperative seeks to build natural gas-fired facility

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) will seek approval to construct a natural gas-fueled electric generation facility in Cecil County, Maryland.

Named the Wildcat Point Generation Facility, the plant would be built five miles west of the town of Rising Sun on existing property at the Rock Springs Generation Facility, which ODEC constructed and which became operational in 2003.

Wildcat Point would provide ODEC's member distribution cooperatives reliable access to power at a time of growing energy needs, including more than 170,000 cooperative members on the Eastern Shore. Wildcat Point is expected to become operational in 2017 and generate about 1,000 MW of power, enough to serve 390,000 homes annually.

Maryland's power plant fleet is aging and unable to meet statewide energy needs. Maryland imports 42 percent of its power, making it the fifth largest energy importer in the U.S., according to ODEC.

ODEC is a not-for-profit provider of wholesale power to 11 member distribution cooperatives in Maryland, Virginia and Delaware that serve about 1.2 million people.

Headquartered in Glen Allen, Va., ODEC is the wholesale power supplier to 11 locally owned and controlled, not-for-profit electric distribution cooperatives that provide reliable, affordable electricity to 1.2 million people in 70 counties in Maryland, Virginia and Delaware.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs