For Immediate Release
Del.- In the upcoming
weeks, Delmarva Power will begin
gas expansion project funded
to establish service for the DuPont Experimental Station at 200 Powder Mill
Road in Wilmington, Delaware.
Natural gas is a more efficient, affordable and environmentally friendly energy source.
Converting the DuPont
Experimental Station to natural
gas has significant environmental benefits. It will eliminate sulfur dioxide emissions from the site and is expected
to achieve a nearly 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions that is equivalent to removing
4,500 cars from county highways.
It will also eliminate
1,000 tank truck deliveries of oil to the DuPont Experimental Station
This project has been evaluated
and approved by the appropriate
regulatory authorities including
but not limited
to DNREC and DelDot.
Project construction is expected to alter traffic
patterns in the surrounding area at various times Monday through Friday. Delmarva Power is working in partnership with DuPont to manage the project
and comply with
safety in all areas
where the two organizations share a path.
Everything possible will be done to protect the environment along the path in compliance with local, state and federal
regulation. The project is expected to be completed by late 2016.
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