Featuring two GE fast-start 7F 5-series gas turbines and a D-11A steam turbine with associated generators
Total Installed Capacity
Local and Regional Employment
22 full-time plant staff and approximately 75 ancillary jobs
600 union labor workers over 30-month construction period
In Operation Since
The CPV St. Charles Energy Center generates enough reliable electricity on average to power more than 700,000 Maryland homes and offset carbon dioxide emissions equivalent of taking more than 795,000 cars off the road each year. Through our use of General Electric’s (GE) advanced power generation technology, CPV St. Charles provides safe, reliable, cost-effective and environmentally responsible power for MD. CPV St. Charles pairs well with less reliable power sources like wind and solar because it provides a backstop to maintain grid reliability when the wind or sun cuts out.
"The CPV St. Charles Energy Center improves the regional electric grid reliability with new, efficient, reliable, responsive power, while using recycled water for cooling maximizing water resource utilization and providing a new, potent economic driver for the region"
Gary LambertPresident & CEO, CPV
"The CPV St. Charles Energy Center is a win-win for Charles County as well as CPV and its investors. Job creation and reliable electricity for the region are much-needed local benefits that all Charles County residents can be grateful for. The CPV St. Charles Energy Center will be a substantial contributor to local taxes and an environmental steward utilizing reclaimed water that would otherwise be discharged into the Potomac River and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay.”"
Thomas MiddletonMaryland State Senator
"The Public Service Commission is required to ensure an adequate supply of electricity so that Maryland families and businesses can live and prosper. In light of the fact that 70 percent of Maryland’s existing power plants are more than 30 years old, I applaud the decision by the Public Service Commission that will lead to the construction of a new natural gas plant in Charles County."