About ODEC

ODEC-vert_lockup2-SM_3CODEC is an electric generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative. We are a regional, member-owned power supplier formed in 1948 to provide power to a consortium of electric distribution cooperatives.

Our core business is generating, purchasing and delivering electricity to wholesale customers, primarily our member systems.

ODEC is a not-for-profit member-owned cooperative and has no capital stock. We follow the 7 principles of cooperatives. Qualifications for membership and the rights and obligations of our members are defined by law and established in the corporate bylaws.

ODEC’s power is provided by a combination of owned baseload and peaking power plants that use coal, natural gas and nuclear as their primary fuels, and a purchased power portfolio which includes renewable resource technologies.

At ODEC, we are dedicated to being both reliable energy providers and responsible environmental stewards.  We work hard every day to support our community while reducing our environmental footprint.  This commitment is detailed in ODEC’s Sustainability Report.

In 2012, our 11 members served over 550,000 retail electric consumers (meters), representing approximately 1.2 million member-owners along 59,000 miles of line.  The service territories of our members cover large portions of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware ranging from the extended suburbs of Washington, DC to the Atlantic shores of these three beautiful states to the Appalachian Mountains and the North Carolina border.

Our corporate headquarters are located in Glen Allen, Virginia.

About Wildcat Point

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 Generation Facility Artist Rendering

Existing Rock Springs Generation 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 Aerial View

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.

Project Status:

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.


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