Cleaner, More Efficient Energy

  • Wildcat Point is powered by natural gas, a clean source of energy available in great quantities in the U.S. Emissions from natural gas are among the lowest of any fuel used for generating electricity.
  • Two-thirds of the power generated in Maryland is from power plants that are at least 30 years old. The Wildcat Point facility helps modernize, clean and diversify Maryland’s energy portfolio.
  • ODEC and its members have been practicing energy efficiency for years.  These efforts include coupons for Energy Smart CFL bulbs, an on-line energy calculator to help inform their members on how they use energy in their homes (with recommendations on ways to mitigate usage), in-home energy audits, an energy newsletter for their commercial/industrial members, a website devoted to the education of energy efficiency matters (, and an energy efficiency calendar. Some of the member cooperatives have established a “Beat the Peak” program, encouraging their members to reduce consumption at the peak hours of the month. All of these opportunities have resulted in a more informed member-consumer base that saves energy and reduces demand.
  • Lastly, to update the public on its sustainability efforts, ODEC issues a Sustainability Report. That report can be viewed at