Founded in 1948, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) is a not-for-profit provider of wholesale electricity to 11 member cooperatives. These distribution electric cooperatives serve approximately 1.2 million members in Maryland, Virginia and Delaware.
To provide these members with cleaner, cost-effective and reliable power, ODEC is building a state-of-the-art, combined-cycle, natural gas-fired power plant in Cecil County, Maryland adjacent to its existing plant on Rock Springs Road.
The facility, named Wildcat Point, will 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 is 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 is 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 was approved April 8, 2014 when ODEC received a Certificate of Public Convenience & Necessity (CPCN) from the Maryland Public Service Commission. A CPCN is essentially a package of permits authorizing construction of the facility. Construction began in late 2014 and remains underway.