PSC Hearing Set for Proposed Allegany Solar Project

The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has announced they will hold a virtual public hearing on the proposed Jade Meadow solar project in Allegany County on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. 

The proposed 19.84 MW solar generating project is planned to be constructed on 113 acres of land previously used for surface coal mining in Frostburg. In July the Allegany County Board of Commissioners announced their support for the project through a letter signed by all three commissioners.

From coverage in the Cumberland Times-News:

“We believe the project is of great importance to Allegany County and will contribute to both our workforce and our tax base in the future if successful,” the letter reads. “We also feel this is an excellent use of a previously mined tract of land that will benefit the citizens of Allegany County for many years to come.”

From the PSC press release:

Members of the public who wish to speak at the hearing should register by sending an email to by 12:00 noon on August 10, 2020. The virtual hearing will be held through WebEx and participants will receive an email with the link to the virtual hearing. The hearing will be simultaneously livestreamed on the Public Utility Law Judge’s YouTube channel:

Written comments will also be accepted until December 15, 2020 by using the Commission’s online public comments portal, instructions for which can be found at:

Comments should reference Case. No 9643. Written comments referencing Case No. 9643 may also be sent by mail to:
Andrew S. Johnston, Executive Secretary
Maryland Public Service Commission
William Donald Schaefer Tower, 16th Floor
6 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

The application is available for public inspection or copying at the Allegany County Department of Planning and Growth, 701 Kelly Road, Cumberland, Maryland 21502.

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