Regulations for Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013
The Maryland Public Service Commission retained our attorneys and subcontractors Levitan & Associates, Inc., DNV GL, and Sullivan Cove Consultants to provide assistance to the Commission Staff in developing regulations to implement the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013 (OWEA) that will facilitate the development of offshore wind energy in Maryland’s coastal waters.
The regulations established the offshore wind facility’s project application requirements and criteria that the Commission considered in evaluating and comparing proposed projects. These regulations incorporated best practices and lessons learned from offshore wind project efforts in other states and countries. The regulations also established the OREC escrow funding mechanism mandated by the legislation.