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Dorchester County Residents to Receive Update on Mid-Atlantic Power Pathway Project

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Proposed High-Voltage Transmission Line to Enhance Electric Reliability on Eastern Shore

SALISBURY, Md. – Delmarva Power will hold a third round of community meetings this month in Dorchester County, Md., to inform residents about potential routes for construction of a new power line to bring additional supplies of electricity to the Delmarva Peninsula.

The Mid-Atlantic Power Pathway (MAPP) is a proposed 230-mile interstate high-voltage transmission line that will provide immediate electricity benefits to the region when complete. Thirty-five miles of the line will be built on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, including 27 miles in Dorchester County.

“This new transmission line will help address the region’s growing electricity needs,” said Vince Maione, MAPP Project Manager. “Based in part on information we received from Dorchester County residents over the last several months, we are evaluating potential routes where the line could be located. We want to share this information with the public and solicit their additional input before proposing a final route.”

Maione will also discuss the permitting process, environmental studies, construction timetable and tentative costs associated with the potential routes. Residents will be able to review maps, voice concerns and question Maione and other Delmarva Power experts.

Times, dates and locations for community meetings:

Thursday, February 19

Taylor’s Island Fire Hall

Route 16

Taylor’s Island, Md.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Presentations start at 4:20 p.m. and 6:20 p.m.

Tuesday , February 24

Church Creek Fire Hall

Route 16

Church Creek, Md.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Presentations start at 4:20 p.m. and 6:20 p.m.

Thursday, February 26

E.A. Murphy Community Center

104 Race St.

Vienna, Md.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Presentations start at 4:20 p.m. and 6:20 p.m.

For more information, please contact MAPP planners at 1-888-641-MAPP (6277) or online at www.powerpathway.com.

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Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to nearly 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and over 121,000 natural gas delivery custom