Notice is hereby given in reference to Case Number 9655, Pepco’s Application for a Multi-year Plan, that hearings for the purpose of soliciting comments from the public will be held on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. via virtual meeting.
If you would like to speak at the March 15, 2021 hearing, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 noon on Friday, March 12, 2021. If you would like to speak at the April 15, 2021 hearing, please send an email to email@example.com by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
Anyone wishing to observe the live stream of the public hearings may do so via the Commission’s YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/MarylandPSC Please also direct any questions about the public hearing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to scheduled maintenance, outage status information on the outage map will not be updating from Saturday, 4/17 starting 11 pm until Sunday, 4/18 at 8 am.
Energy from Wind
Wind, which is caused by the uneven heating of the Earth’s surface by the sun, can be used to generate electricity. A wind turbine is used to collect the wind’s kinetic energy from its blades and converts the motion of the blades to electricity with an electric generator.
The benefits of wind energy are:
The limitations of wind energy are:
Biomass is organic material from plants or animals. When considering the process of photosynthesis, biomass essentially contains stored energy from the sun. When burned, the chemical energy from the biomass is converted to heat and can be converted to electricity.
Biomass is renewable because new crops can be grown in a relatively short period of time and they will always create waste. Examples of biomass fuels are wood, crops, manure, and garbage.
The benefits of biomass energy are:
The limitations of biomass energy are:
Geothermal energy is generated from the heat from within the earth. The heat can be moved to heat buildings or generate electricity. Heat from the earth is constantly replenished and thus renewable. The three main uses of geothermal energy are: direct use for heating systems, electricity generation power plants and geothermal heat pumps.
The benefits of geothermal energy are:
The limitations of geothermal energy are:
Hydropower is energy produced from moving water. Since hydropower relies on the earth’s water cycle to replenish the water supply, hydropower is considered renewable.
Two main sources of hydropower are the natural run of rivers and storage systems such as a dam. Mechanical energy is harnessed from the moving water from these sources and can turn an electric generation turbine to produce electricity. Ocean tides and waves can also be a source of energy, however they are not as prevalent as the use of dams and rivers.