Friday’s severe weather in the New Castle County area caused outages for about 13,000 customers. We have assessed heavy tree damage and flooding. Crews are back working around the clock to restore service for our customers. View the damage we're assessing here: https://youtu.be/4MBuu50y92I
For Immediate Release
NEWARK, Del. (July 10, 2018) – In recognition of National Lineworker Appreciation Day, Delmarva Power honors the men and women who work tirelessly, day-in and day-out, serving electric customers across the region. Delmarva Power celebrates electric field workers, including those who work in substations, on underground and overhead systems, and in other areas of Delmarva Power's electric distribution system. They respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on weekends and holidays, and in challenging conditions to keep the lights on for customers.
"Delmarva Power's lineworkers have a well-deserved reputation for answering the call for help, whether it's responding to customers on the Delmarva Peninsula or volunteering when others are in need across the country," said Tyler Anthony, senior vice president & COO, Pepco Holdings, which includes Delmarva Power. "Often, lineworkers face challenging conditions, including this March when our crews worked around the clock restoring service to customers hit hard by winter storms. Our crews also joined mutual assistance efforts in the southeastern U.S. and Puerto Rico following the devastating Hurricanes Irma and Maria. And it's their hard work every day that is bolstering the local energy grid's reliability and resiliency against storms, and providing record reliability for our customers."
Delmarva Power is committed to providing its customers with a modern, reliable and resilient energy grid, and its lineworkers make that possible. In the last five years, Delmarva Power spent hundreds of millions of dollars in Delaware and Maryland modernizing the local energy grid to further provide safe and reliable service for customers. In Delaware, the number of electric outages decreased 35 percent over the past five years, while the number of electric outages in the company's Maryland service area decreased nearly 30 percent.
Delmarva Power joins the Electric Edison Institute, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and energy companies across the nation, including Exelon sister companies Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, PECO and Pepco, in honoring electric field workers.
Join in saying thank you by using the hashtag #thankalineworker on social media. Connect with Delmarva Power on Facebook or Twitter.
Similarly, in March, Delmarva Power joined with the American Gas Association, its peer Exelon gas companies BGE and PECO, and gas companies across the nation in marking the third annual Natural Gas Utility Workers' Day.
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About Delmarva Power: Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), provides safe and reliable energy to more than 520,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and approximately 132 ,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware.