For Immediate Release
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.