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Maryland PSC to Hold Second Round of Public Hearings for BGE Transmission Line Project

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ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Dec. 2 -- The Maryland Public Service Commission issued the following news release:

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- Hearings scheduled for Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City and Count

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The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold an additional three public comment hearings on a request by Baltimore Gas and Electric Company to modify an existing 230 kV electric transmission line. The 'Key Crossing Reliability Initiative Transmission Line Project' would modify the existing transmission line that runs between the Riverside Substation in Baltimore County and the Brandon Shores Substation in Anne Arundel County.

BGE proposes to replace approximately 2.25 miles of cable beneath the Patapsco River (between Hawkins Point and Sollers Point, parallel to the Francis Scott Key Bridge) with overhead wire and eight support structures. An initial set of public hearings was held in September 2019.

Members of the public who wish to comment on the proposal are welcome to attend one or all of the hearings before Public Utility Law Judge Kristin Case Lawrence. The hearings are scheduled as follows:

Anne Arundel County - Monday, December 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Orchard Beach Volunteer Fire Department (Banquet Hall), 7549 Solley Road in Glen Burnie

Baltimore City - Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Maryland Public Service Commission, 19th Floor Hearing Room, 6 St. Paul Street, Baltimore

Baltimore County - Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

North Point Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library (Meeting Room), 1716 Merritt Boulevard in Dundalk

BGE's application and other filings in this case are available in the electronic docket for Case No. 9600, which may be viewed or downloaded at www.psc.state.md.us. The application is also available, by appointment, for public inspection at BGE, 2 Center Plaza (12th Floor), 110 W. Fayette Street in Baltimore. Please call (410) 470-1428 to schedule an appointment.

Written comments may be submitted by December 31, 2019 using the Commission's public comments electronic filing system, instructions for which can be found at https://www.psc.state.md.us/make-a-public-comment/. After completing a one-time registration, comments may be submitted in a variety of formats including PDF, Word, Excel, etc.

As an alternative, comments referencing Case No. 9600 may be mailed (by December 31, 2019) to:

Andrew S. Johnston, Executive Secretary

Maryland Public Service Commission

William Donald Schaefer Tower

6 St. Paul Street, 16th Floor

Baltimore, MD 21202

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