Maryland Announces Long-Term Contracts for Clean Energy

December 11, 2009

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and the University System of Maryland announced on December 8 awards as part of an initiative to spur large-scale, commercial renewable energy projects that will provide electricity to Maryland. The partners are offering long-term power purchase agreements to a suite of clean energy developers that can place a portfolio of renewable power on the grid before 2014, create green jobs, and promote a more sustainable energy future.

The awards will be made to US WindForce for a 55 megawatt (MW) on-shore wind energy project, Constellation for a 13 MW solar project in Central Maryland, and BlueWater Wind for up to 55 MW of wind energy as an extension to the proposed Delaware off-shore wind project. A separate award under a small business provision will be made to Synergics for 10 MW as part of its Roth Rock development in Western Maryland. See the governor's press release (PDF 148 KB). Download Adobe Reader.