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For Immediate Release
Proposed High-Voltage Transmission Line Will Enhance Reliability in Delaware
SALISBURY, Md. -- Delmarva Power, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc., will hold community informational meetings in Sussex County, Del., on Tuesday, Jan. 27; Thursday, Jan. 29; and Wednesday, Feb. 4, to provide information and respond to questions about the utility's proposed 230-mile interstate electric transmission line.
More than 100 miles of the Mid-Atlantic Power Pathway (MAPP) project will be built in Delaware, with much of the route constructed along existing rights-of-way. The segment from the Maryland border to Indian River is expected to be completed by June 2013. PJM Interconnection, the operator of the Mid-Atlantic power grid, is still evaluating the in-service date for the portion from Indian River to New Jersey. Each phase of the project will be placed in service as it is completed, providing immediate electricity reliability benefits to the region.
"We believe this line is vital for providing residential and business customers with access to more affordable and reliable energy as the region continues to grow," said Vince Maione, MAPP Project Manager. "It is important that Sussex County residents understand that most of the route will be built on or adjacent to existing rights-of-way. These meetings are an opportunity for residents to learn and ask questions about the project."
Maione will brief residents on the MAPP process and provide detailed information on how the project will benefit Sussex County. Residents will have an ample opportunity to review project maps, voice concerns and question Maione and other Delmarva Power experts.
Times, dates and locations for community meetings:
Tuesday, January 27
Delmar Fire Hall Bi-State Blvd. & Grove St.Delmar, Del.6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, January 29
Gumboro Fire Hall37030 Millsboro HighwayGumboro, Del.6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, February 4
Millsboro Civic Center322 Wilson HighwayMillsboro, Del.6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM) is one of the largest energy delivery companies in the Mid-Atlantic region, serving about 1.9 million customers in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland and New Jersey . PHI subsidiaries Pepco, Delmarva Power and Atlantic City Electric provide regulated electricity service; Delmarva Power also provides natural gas service. PHI provides competitive wholesale generation services through Conectiv Energy and retail energy products and services through Pepco Energy Services.