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Public Service Commission schedules hearing on proposed solar facility in Allegany County

July 30th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold a virtual public comment hearing on the plan by Point Reyes Energy Partners, LLC to build a 19.84 MW solar generating facility in Allegany County, Maryland. The hearing, to be conducted by Chief Public Utility Law Judge Ryan C. McLean, will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. 


The project, known as Jade Meadow Solar, is slated to be constructed in Frostburg on 113 acres of property owned by the Allegany Coal and Land Company, and which had previously been used for a surface coal mine. The project also includes an optional 6.4 MW energy storage component. 


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 live streamed 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.

One Response to “Public Service Commission schedules hearing on proposed solar facility in Allegany County”

  1. July 31, 2020 at 4:55 am, DPM said:

    we wouldn’t need these eyesores if we would quit installing those huge fans on top the mountains!


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