Transource® is developing the Independence Energy Connection (IEC) project, a new overhead electric transmission project to increase consumer access to more affordable power in the region.
The electric transmission project will be built in two segments, East and West, totaling approximately 45 miles of transmission line in Pennsylvania and Maryland. The project also includes construction of two substations in Pennsylvania and upgrading two existing substations in Maryland.
PJM Interconnection, the regional transmission organization responsible for managing the high-voltage electricity grid for 13 states, including Maryland and Pennsylvania, identified concerns with the delivery of electricity into the region and reviewed solution proposals from competitive transmission companies. PJM selected Transource’s solution to address the market-efficiency issues and awarded construction of the project to the company in August 2016.
The Maryland Public Service Commission approved the project on June 30, 2020. Transource is currently pursuing appeals to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission decision in state and federal courts.