For Immediate Release
Proposed High-Voltage Transmission Line to Enhance Electric Reliability on Eastern Shore
Delmarva Power will hold a second round of community meetings in early November in Dorchester County, Md., to inform area residents about potential corridors within which to construct the utility's Mid-Atlantic Power Pathway (MAPP).
MAPP is a proposed 230-mile interstate, high-voltage, transmission line that will provide immediate electricity reliability 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 is part of the answer to meet the region's growing electricity needs," said Vince Maione, MAPP Project Manager. "Based in part on information we received from Dorchester County residents earlier this year, we have focused on corridors within which the line could be located. We want to share this information with the public and solicit their additional input before proposing a final route early next year."
Maione will brief residents on the process that was used to identify the potential corridors. Residents will have an ample opportunity to review maps, voice concerns and question Maione and other Delmarva Power experts.
The proposed corridors represent larger areas within which more specific routes will be identified early next year. At that time residents will be given an additional opportunity to comment before a final decision is made.
Thursday, Nov. 6
Taylor's Island Fire Hall
Taylor's Island, Md.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Presentation starts at 6:20 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 11
Church Creek Fire Hall
Church Creek, Md.
Thursday, Nov. 13
E.A. Murphy Community Center
104 Race St.
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 approximately 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and over 121,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware .