The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today issued a new license to Exelon Generation Company, LLC’s Conowingo Hydroelectric Project. The project provides 570.15 megawatts of renewable capacity, which equates to approximately 1,934,501 megawatt-hours annually. It is located on the Susquehanna River in Lancaster and York Counties, Pennsylvania, and Cecil and Harford Counties, Maryland.
Today’s order resolves a complex proceeding that has been pending before the Commission for almost eight years and incorporates settlements involving Exelon, the Department of the Interior and the Maryland Department of the Environment. The license includes conditions to enhance fish migration, protect Bald Eagles and other wildlife, upgrade 13 public recreation sites, address sediment issues and protect archaeological and historic sites.