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§ 7-202. Purchase of power plant sites

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic Utilities

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Utilities (Refs & Annos)
Division I. Public Services and Utilities [Titles 1-15] (Refs & Annos)
Title 7. Gas, Electric, and Water Companies (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Electric Generation Facility Planning (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-202
Formerly cited as MD PUBLIC UTIL COMP § 7-202
§ 7-202. Purchase of power plant sites
Request to Secretary of Natural Resources to purchase site
(a) If the Commission determines that a site is needed, the Commission, on its own motion, may request the Secretary of Natural Resources to purchase a power plant site as provided in Title 3, Subtitle 3 of the Natural Resources Article.
Determination of need
(b) In determining whether a need exists for the State to purchase a power plant site, the Commission shall consider:
(1) the suitability of sites owned by an electric company, both within and outside the State;
(2) the anticipated growth of electric power demand and the alternative means and locations for meeting that demand, both within and outside the State; and
(3) any other factors required by law.
Notice and hearing required
(c)(1) The Commission may determine that a power plant site is needed only after the Commission gives public notice and holds a public hearing.
(2) The hearing shall be held in the legislative district in which the site under consideration is located.

Credits

Added by Acts 1998, c. 8, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1998.
Formerly Art. 78, § 54B.
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-202, MD PUBLIC UTIL § 7-202
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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