For Immediate Release
Proposed 500-kV Transmission Line Will Enhance Reliability on Eastern Shore
SALISBURY, Md. - Delmarva Power will hold community input meetings during the next several weeks to gather comments and share information about its proposed 230-mile interstate electric transmission line.
Called the Mid-Atlantic Power Pathway (MAPP), 35 miles of the more than $1 billion line would be built on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The line would connect with the Vienna substation in Dorchester County and provide immediate electricity reliability benefits to the region once it is complete.
"We believe this line is critical to supply this region's power needs today and in the future," said MAPP Project Manager Vincent Maione. "It is important that Dorchester County residents understand that a route has not been chosen for Dorchester County. We are taking the time to gather input before we choose a route. These meetings are an opportunity for local citizens to be a part of this process."
Maione said the company will hold five community meetings this month and in early June at multiple locations in Dorchester County. The general public is invited to attend the meetings which will be held as information fairs, with Delmarva Power employees available to gather comments and answer questions.
Time and locations for community meetings:
Thursday, May 22ndTaylor's Island Fire HallRt 16 Taylor's Island, Md.6:30pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, May 27thMadison Fire Hall Rt 16 Madison, Md.6:30pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, May 29thChurch Creek Fire Hall Rt 16 Church Creek, Md.6:30pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, June 3rdLinkwood Fire Hall Rt 50 Linkwood, Md.6:30pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, June 5thE.A. Murphy Community Center104 Race St. Vienna, Md.6:30pm to 8:30pm
For more information please contact MAPP planners at 1-888-641-MAPP (6277) or online at www.powerpathway.com
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, Maryland and Virginia and over 118,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware .