The city of Baltimore has signed a 15-year agreement to purchase almost 4 percent of its annual electricity use from a new solar power generating plant to be built by Constellation Solar, a subsidiary of Exelon.
The agreement approved by the city’s Board of Estimates calls for the city to purchase all of the electricity to be produced by Constellation on land leased by the city at its Perryman Station property in Harford County. Construction of the 10 MW solar photovoltaic power generating system is scheduled for completion by the end of 2015.
The facility will generate more than 13 million kWh of electricity in its first year; enough to provide 3.7 percent of the city’s annual electricity use. The Office of Sustainable Energy is continuing to look for other opportunities to generate clean energy in and for Baltimore.