Statewide Certification Detail
Certificate Of Public Convenience And Necessity (Public Service Commission)
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.
How to get your license?
Obtaining the License
Steps, requirements and documents
For more information about requirements, click here.