VIDEO: ODEC Breaks Ground on Wildcat Point

ODEC has broken ground on the Wildcat Point Generation Facility project, an important milestone bringing ODEC members one step closer to a new source of cleaner, reliable electricity.

More than 100 friends and partners gathered in Rock Springs to launch construction on this important power generation project. The construction phase is slated to create approximately 600 temporary construction jobs.  Wildcat Point is expected to be operational by 2017.

The ODEC team is very grateful to our business and community partners for helping us reach this milestone.

Wildcat Point hearing on January 22nd

The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold a public hearing on ODEC’s proposed Wildcat Point facility Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 in Cecil County.  The public is invited to attend.  Full details are below:

WHO:              Maryland Public Service Commission, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative and General Public


WHAT:            Public Hearing on ODEC’s proposed Wildcat Point facility


WHEN:            Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 at 7 PM


WHERE:         Conowingo Elementary School, 471 Rowlandsville Road, Conowingo, MD 21918

Cecil Whig: ODEC hosts open house on Wildcat Point plant

ODEC's Rick Beam and Cecil County's Lisa Webb at ODEC's Community Open House for Wildcat Point. (Image Credit: Jacob Owings, Cecil Whig)

ODEC’s Rick Beam and Cecil County’s Lisa Webb at ODEC’s Community Open House for Wildcat Point. (Image Credit: Jacob Owings, Cecil Whig)

Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 4:00 am

By Jacob Owens

CONOWINGO — More than 30 people came out to Conowingo Elementary School on Wednesday to find out more information about the Wildcat Point Generation Facility and ask questions of Old Dominion Electric Cooperative officials.

Officials said the project includes the construction of a nearly seven-mile water pipeline from the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania to the Conowingo site as well as installation of two new Mitsubishi-made, natural gas-powered turbines, cooling towers, associated electric generators and a heat recycling center, officials said. At peak output in the summer, the Wildcat Point plant will be able to produce 1,000 megawatts of power.

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Cecil Whig: New Conowingo natural gas-fueled power plant announced

cecil-whig-300x300Project expected to create 600 construction jobs, 30 permanent jobs

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 1:09 pm .

By Jane Bellmyer, The Cecil Whig

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative is in the early stages of putting a new natural gas-fueled power plant next to its existing facility at Rock Springs Generation Facility in Conowingo, which will bring hundreds of jobs to the area, a plant spokeswoman said Tuesday.

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