Maryland PSC to Hold Two Public Hearings for Potomac Edison Transmission Line Rebuild

Tuesday, Oct. 30th, 2018 and Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018.

FREDERICK, MD.    The Ringgold-Catoctin 230-thousand-kilovolt Transmission project, which involves rebuilding and upgrading an existing Potomac Edison transmission line will be the topic of discussion during several upcoming public comment hearings.

“The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold the hearings on our application (Potomac Edison) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to modify the transmission line from the existing 138 thousand kV transmission line to a 230 thousand  kV transmission line,” said Todd Meyers, Potomac Edison spokesman.  “There’s a possibility that another much larger transmission that is under consideration, and I don’t know that exact route, and it has two pieces.  And one of the pieces, the more westerly piece runs from an area in Franklin County and it would run down into our Catoctin substation, which is in Smithsburg.”

Members of the public who wish to comment on the project may attend one or both of the hearings scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 7 p.m. – Ramada Plaza by Wyndham (Cumberland Room), 1718 Underpass Way, Hagerstown, Md.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 7 p.m. – Thurmont Regional Library, 76 East Moser Road, Thurmont, Md.

The application is available for public inspection at the Smithsburg Library, 66 West Water Street, Smithsburg, Md., and at the thurmont Regional Library, 76 East Moser Street, Thurmont, Md.