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For Immediate Release
SALISBURY, Md. - Delmarva Power will hold community
meetings to provide details on its plan to enhance electric service in Wicomico
and Worcester counties by rebuilding a high-voltage transmission line between
the company's substations in Salisbury and Berlin, Md. Meetings will be held at
7 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, at Delmarva Power, 2530 N. Salisbury Blvd. in
Salisbury and at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at Pittsville Fire Hall, 7442 Gumboro
Road in Pittsville, Md.
Power will invest approximately $25 million to rebuild a 24-mile, 69 kilovolt (kV)
power line. A total of 360 structures, which range in height from 40 to 70 feet,
will be replaced with steel pole structures that are 55 to 120 feet tall. Steel
poles are more durable, require less maintenance and can withstand hurricane force
winds of 120 mph.
of the current infrastructure was built in the early 1950s and is due to be
upgraded, 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 August or September of this year with completion
targeted for May 2017.
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