Maryland smart siting: using GIS in siting electric power plants

TitleMaryland smart siting: using GIS in siting electric power plants
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsBrown, Diane H., Julie Ross, Diane Mountain, and Karen Hardy
Conference Name91st Annual Meeting & Exposition of the Air & Waste Management Association
Pagination11
PublisherAir & Waste Management Association
Conference LocationSan Diego, CA
Keywordselectric, facilities, gis, planning, power plants, site selection, siting
Abstract

The Maryland Power Plant Research Program (PPRP) initiated the PPRP Smart Siting Project to identify regions of the state more favorable for power plant development. As a first step, the data layers were developed. Following this, 'power plant engineering requirements', were evaluated. Finally, several possible scenarios of power plant types that could be proposed in Maryland were developed.