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Certificate Of Public Convenience And Necessity (Public Service Commission)

Statewide Certification

Anyone constructing an electric generating station in the state of Maryland, including emergency back-up power, must apply for and obtain a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) from the Public Service Commission (PSC) for larger power generation projects or a CPCN Waiver from the Public Service Commission for smaller power generation projects which meet certain applicability thresholds established by the PSC.

In addition to the waiver, an applicant must also apply for and receive an air quality permit to construct prior to constructing or operating the generator.

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Valid for 1 year Revised : No Date
2 months Approval time
$500 Application cost
20-40 mins Average completion time

How to get your license?

Obtaining the License

Steps, requirements and documents

For more information about requirements, click here.


How do I apply?

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Certification issuer

Agency/Contact

Information

Who issues the certification?

Maryland Department of Environment
mde.maryland.gov

Contact information

Energy and Resources and Markets Division of the PSC

Address: 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230

Where can I find more information?

Resources and Links

Visit the following websites for additional information


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