For Immediate Release
CITY, Md. - Delmarva
Power will hold a community meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at Ocean
City Volunteer Fire Company - Station 5 at 10124 Keyser Point Road to provide
details on its plan to rebuild a more than 50 year old electric transmission
line between Berlin and Ocean City.
The approximately $43 million project
to rebuild the existing nine-mile, 69,000-volt transmission line is scheduled
to begin in October of this year and is intended to increase electric system
capacity to handle customer load growth and improve overall area electric
The project involves the replacement
of approximately 150, 45- to 60-foot tall wooden poles with 80- to 90-foot tall
steel poles that are more durable, require less maintenance and can withstand
hurricane force winds of 120 miles per hour.
Work also will entail the installation
of a new underwater cable under Isle of Wight Bay between West Ocean City and
downtown Ocean City at 2nd Street bayside.
The rebuild of the overhead line is
targeted for completion by May 2015, with the underwater section scheduled to
be finished by May 2016.
"This work will enhance electric
service reliability in Worcester County and ensure that we can continue to meet
our customers' energy needs," said John Allen, Delmarva Power Region Vice President. "This project is one
of numerous infrastructure improvements planned throughout our service
territory over the next several years."
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