To provide clean, reliable power at the lowest possible cost, ODEC is seeking to build Wildcat Point, a natural gas power plant in Cecil County, Maryland adjacent to its existing plant on Rock Springs Road.
Wildcat Point would be one of the cleanest natural gas facilities of its size in Maryland and will generate approximately 1,000 megawatts, enough to power 390,000 homes in the region annually. The project is named for a popular cliff along the Susquehanna River 3.5 miles west of the proposed facility.
Wildcat Point would be located on the southbound side of Rt. 222 (Rock Springs Road) approximately 5.5 miles from the Town of Rising Sun, Md and 19 miles from Elkton, Md.
Wildcat Point would be adjacent to the Rock Springs Generation Facility, which produces 672 megawatts of electricity for ODEC members every year. ODEC has been proud to safely and responsibly produce electricity in Cecil County since 2003.
Wildcat Point is subject to regulatory approval by the State of Maryland. ODEC filed for a Certificate of Public Convenience & Necessity (CPCN) from the Maryland Public Service Commission on May 20, 2013. A CPCN is essentially a package of permits authorizing construction. The regulatory review process is expected to continue until 2014. To receive updates on the regulatory process as well as ODEC’s community relations efforts, please sign up for our electronic newsletter.