For over 30 years, ODEC has been committed to establishing and expanding its generation capacity, ranging from baseload power stations to natural gas-fired and coal-fired plants throughout Virginia and Maryland.
And through full ownership or co-ownership of these operations, ODEC has been able to maintain a breadth of service to better meet peak-demand periods throughout our member co-op areas.
To help ensure reliable, low-cost transmission service to our members, ODEC owns approximately 110 miles of 69 kilovolt lines on the Eastern Shore of Virginia in Accomack and Northampton counties. In addition, ODEC also co-owns 1,000 feet of 500 kilovolt transmission line in Maryland.
With these operations, ODEC is committed to meeting all applicable reliability requirements such as the NERC Reliability Standards, meaning we evaluate and pursue the installation of new transmission facilities and the replacement of aged equipment.
Reliability, Planning and NERC Compliance
For the ODEC service area of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, we have over 225 delivery points through four transmission providers: Dominion Virginia Power, Delmarva Power, First Energy and American Electric Power.
We work with these transmission providers and member cooperatives to ensure the most reliable level of service possible, as well as contract transmission service from our transmission providers by way of FERC-approved agreements under the PJM Open Access Transmission Tariff. By coordinating long-term planning activities with PJM and our providers, we can ensure current and future transmission systems will always meet energy needs of ODEC member co-ops.
ODEC is also registered for NERC compliance as a Distribution Provider on behalf of our eleven members through ReliabilityFirst and SERC Corporations. In addition, for ODEC internal NERC compliance, we are registered as a Generation Owner and Generation Operator.
FERC Standards of Conduct and OASIS
ODEC’s transmission facilities are part of the Mid-Atlantic power grid operated by PJM, a regional organization directing the operation of a transmission grid covering the Mid-Atlantic. PJM also is the tariff administrator and service provider for all transmission owners within their control area and provides all transmission service.
ODEC has received a waiver from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Standards of Conduct.
The Chief Compliance Officer is Rick Beam, Senior Vice President for Power Supply. Please contact Rick Beam at 804-968-4009 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about ODEC’s compliance program.