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Delmarva Power to Host Community Meeting to Discuss Infrastructure Project in Ocean City

Monday, November 05, 2012

OCEAN CITY, Md . – Delmarva Power will host a community meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 in the Roland E. Powell Convention Center at 4001 Coastal Highway to provide information about the utility’s proposal to rebuild a high-voltage transmission line located along Coastal Highway between 41st and 85th Streets in Ocean City.

The meeting will offer residents the opportunity to ask questions about the $5 million project which is designed to improve electric service reliability in Ocean City and throughout portions of Worcester and Sussex counties. Construction is scheduled to start in February of next year, with work suspended from May through September. The project will resume in October and is targeted for completion by December.

The work on the 69,000 volt transmission line involves replacing 90 wooden poles, most of which are more than 40 years old, with galvanized steel poles that will require much less maintenance than the current wooden structures.

“We will do everything possible to avoid creating noise and traffic disruptions during construction,” said John Allen, Delmarva Power Region Vice President. “We won’t be doing any work during the busy summer tourist season, and we will work with officials from the Town of Ocean City, the Maryland State Highway Administration and other utilities to ensure that the project is completed in a safe and timely manner.”

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Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to more than 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and nearly 124,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware.