A variety of projects have been proposed to feed the region's growing need for power. Several would generate electricity in the region, and three would use transmission lines to bring it in from plants elsewhere. Here are the planned energy projects in the area.
MAP: By Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso, The Washington Post - February 3, 2008
Threat of Power Shortages Generating New Urgency Article | One in an occasional series Electric power has already become painfully expensive in Washington and its suburbs. Now, local utilities say, it could become something even worse: scarce. With its humming data centers and air-conditioned mansions, the region is using 18 percent more electricity than...