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.

Cecil Whig: Wildcat Point power plant gains support

By Cheryl Mattix | Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:00 pm

CONOWINGO — About 50 people braved temperatures in the teens Wednesday night to attend a public hearing at Conowingo Elementary School conducted by the Maryland Public Service Commission in consideration of an application from Old Dominion Electric Cooperative to construct a 1,000 megawatt power generation facility at its site off Rock Springs Road.

The application is for the PSC to issue ODEC a certificate of public convenience and necessity.

Nine people, including one local business owner, the county director of economic development, Conowingo Elementary School’s principal and several residents who belong to labor unions, testified in favor of the project, which is estimated to have a $35 million economic impact on Cecil County.

No one spoke in opposition.

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