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For Immediate Release


Delmarva Power to Begin Natural Gas Project for DuPont Station

Newark, Del.- In the upcoming weeks, Delmarva Power will begin a natural gas expansion project funded by DuPont 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 each year.   

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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