Friday’s severe weather in the New Castle County area caused outages for about 14,000 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, 2019) – Delmarva Power joins energy companies across the country today in celebration of its lineworkers and their continuous dedication to providing customers with the safe, reliable energy service they depend on to power their lives.
Each year on July 10, National Lineworker Appreciation Day salutes those responsible for maintaining and enhancing the local energy grid—overhead, underground and everywhere it extends. These employees brave harsh seasonal conditions as a routine part of their job and respond at any hour when emerging issues on complex energized equipment require their expert technical skills.
"Our lineworkers represent our most important line of defense when extreme weather hits," said Tyler Anthony, senior vice president & COO, Pepco Holdings, which includes Delmarva Power. "Each time we respond to a storm, I am moved by their unwavering dedication to our customers and their persistent focus on safety. It is a privilege to work with such selfless and committed individuals and I am proud of the work we do in our communities—from major reliability projects to responding when our customers need us most."
Delmarva Power lineworkers are responsible for maintaining nearly 14,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines across Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Each day, crews are completing projects to modernize the local energy grid and strengthen the system against severe weather. These efforts continue to improve reliability for Delmarva Power's more than 527,000 customers and, in 2018, Delmarva Power customers experienced the lowest frequency of electric outages ever.
Nearly 75,000 lineworkers are employed by U.S. energy companies, which celebrate National Lineworker Appreciation Day together with Delmarva Power, including the Edison Electric Institute, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), and energy companies across the nation, including Exelon sister companies Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, PECO, and Pepco, to honor electric field workers.
Join in saying thank you by using the hashtag #ThankALineworker on social media—Facebook and 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 Natural Gas Utility Workers' Day.
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Delmarva Power is a unit of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's leading energy provider, with approximately 10 million customers. Delmarva Power provides safe and reliable energy service to approximately 527,000 electric customers in Delaware and Maryland and approximately 134,000 natural gas customers in northern Delaware.