For Immediate Release
HARRINGTON, Del. - Delmarva Power will hold a community
meeting to provide details on its plan to enhance electric service in Kent and
Sussex counties by rebuilding a 69 kilovolt (kV) transmission line between
Bridgeville and Harrington, Del. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Feb. 23, at Delmarva Power's district office, 118 East Liberty St. in
Power will invest approximately $21 million in the 11-mile project. The
existing 300, 60 foot tall wooden structures will be replaced with 236
galvanized steel poles that range in height from 80 to 100 feet. Steel poles
are more durable, require less maintenance and can withstand hurricane force
winds up to 120 mph.
"This work will enhance electric service
reliability and ensure that we continue to meet our customers' needs," said
John Allen, Delmarva Power region vice president. "This project is one of
numerous infrastructure improvements planned throughout our service territory
over the next several years."
is scheduled to begin in March with completion targeted for the end of May 2017.
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