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For Immediate Release


Delmarva Power Project to Benefit Wicomico and Worcester Counties

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.

Delmarva 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.

"Most 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.

Work is scheduled to begin in August or September of this year with completion targeted for May 2017.

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