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For Immediate Release


Delmarva Power to Start New Reliability Projects in Ocean City

Underground Cable to be Upgraded in Areas around 32nd and 94th Streets

OCEAN CITY, Md. - In order to continue to provide safe and reliable service in Ocean City, Delmarva Power soon will begin to upgrade the underground electric cable serving the communities in the bayside area of 32nd Street and on the south side of 94th Street. The projects are expected to cost a total of approximately $3 million and involve the following:

• Installation of new and improved cable;
• Replacement of some pad mount transformers (green boxes);
• Relocation of switch gear from the north to the south side of 32nd Street to prevent water and salt from harming this equipment;
• Planned power outages of several hours while improvement work takes place.

The work will affect customers on the following streets:

• 32nd Street
• Penguin Drive
• Skipjack Lane
• Anchorage Way
• Windjammer Lane
• 94th Street
• Rusty Anchor Road
• Mooring Road
• Bradley Road
• Dory Road

"The current underground lines in these areas have experienced a lot of wear over the years, so it is time to replace the original cables," said John Allen, Delmarva Power Region Vice President. "Projects such as these are an integral part of our annual reliability enhancement program."

Work will take place during daytime hours and will be coordinated with the Ocean City Public Works Department in order to minimize traffic disruption. Customers will be notified of planned power outages.

The 32nd Street project is targeted to be completed by April of this year, while the first portion of the 94th Street project is expected to be finished by the end of 2014. At the conclusion of each project Delmarva Power will coordinate property restoration for areas that were disturbed during the process. Work on the remainder of the 94th Street project is scheduled for sometime in 2015.

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