CPV St. Charles Energy Center

The CPV St. Charles Energy Center is a 725-MW natural gas-powered electric generating facility being constructed in Waldorf, Maryland. 

Linowes and Blocher LLP represented CPV Maryland LLC on land use, site acquisition, financing and development of the CPV St. Charles Energy Center, a 725-MW natural gas-powered electric generating facility being constructed in Waldorf, Maryland. The transaction involved the purchase of a 76-acre plant site and 3-acre gas yard parcel, as well as closing on an acquisition and construction loan from a consortium of lenders. 

In addition, CPV acquired numerous easements and licenses across private, state and county land, highways, railroads and stream crossings in order to construct a 15-mile reclaimed waterline and a 3-mile gas line to serve the plant. Linowes and Blocher LLP conducted title and survey review on 17 properties as part of the due diligence for these off-site utility lines. The reclaimed waterline will carry treated effluent from the Mattawoman Wastewater Treatment Plant to the CPV plant where it will be used to cool the plant’s turbines. The project’s use of reclaimed water will help reduce total nitrogen discharge into the Potomac River by up to 18,700 pounds per year and total phosphorous discharge by up to 1,100 pounds per year.

When completed, the CPV St. Charles Energy Center will be one of the cleanest gas powered electric generating facilities in the country.  This project is one of the largest economic development projects in the history of Charles County.

In addition to land use, zoning and real estate transactional matters, Linowes and Blocher LLP provided environmental counsel and wrote the owner’s and lender’s title insurance policies as agent for Fidelity National Title Insurance Company.