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For Immediate Release
DENTON, Md. - Delmarva
Power plans to rebuild a high-voltage transmission line between the company's
substations near Millington and in Denton, Md., in order to enhance electric
service reliability in Queen Anne's and Caroline counties.
Power will invest approximately $29.6 million to rebuild the 25.5-mile, 138-kilovolt
(kV) transmission line, which will enhance reliability of the transmission
project will replace 182 wooden poles, which range in height from 55- to
80-feet, with steel poles that are 95- to 125-feet tall. Steel poles are
resistant to corrosion and can withstand hurricane force winds of 120 miles per
current infrastructure was built in 1955 and is approaching the end of its
useful life, so it is important that we undertake this project to maintain and
improve the reliability of the transmission system" said John Allen, Delmarva
Power Region Vice President.
is scheduled to begin in February 2016 with completion targeted for June 2017.
Power plans to schedule two community meetings in early 2015 to provide more
details on the project.
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