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For Immediate Release


Delmarva Power Breaking Ground on New Substation

NEWARK, Del. - On or about the week of February 22, 2016, Delmarva Power will begin to build a new 230/34 kV substation in Cecil County.  The new Crest Substation is approximately five miles north of North East, Maryland and will be supplied from the existing 230 kilovolt aerial transmission line between the Cecil and Colora substations.

Upon completion, the Crest Substation will serve approximately 5,618 customers.  The Crest Substation will improve resiliency of the electric grid and allow the company to continue its commitment to improving customer reliability.

Additionally the Crest Substation will create a smarter grid to automate certain functions on the electric system, restore power more efficiently and provide more detailed energy information to help customers control their energy use.  The Crest substation will decrease capacity demands on both the existing Cecil and Colora substations currently serving customers in the surrounding area. 

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