Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) selected Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas Inc. to supply two natural gas powered turbines and associated electric generators for installation at its Wildcat Point project.
Wildcat Point is ODEC's proposed natural gas power plant that will be located in Cecil County, Maryland, adjacent to ODEC's existing Rock Springs plant. The power plant will generate about 1,000 MW, enough to power 390,000 homes in the region annually. The plant is expected to become operational in 2017.
ODEC has experienced more than 26 percent growth in electricity sales over the last 10 years and expects additional growth over the next decade. Wildcat Point will provide ODEC's 11 member distribution cooperatives a new source of reliable electricity, including 52,000 members on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Headquartered in Glen Allen, Va., ODEC is a not-for-profit, member-owned wholesale power supplier to 11 member electric distribution cooperatives that provide reliable, affordable electricity to 1.2 million people in 70 counties in Maryland, Virginia and Delaware.