Each year, Delmarva Power makes important enhancements to the local
energy grid to maintain safe and reliable service for customers. We invest
hundreds of millions of dollars making the local energy grid stronger, smarter,
and more resilient. This involves upgrading, modernizing, and expanding our
system to meet the needs of our customers and communities.
These investments are making a real difference, resulting in the most reliable
service in our company’s history in recent years. In fact, our customers have
experienced a 30-35 percent decrease in the frequency of outages over the last
five years because of our ongoing investments in the local energy grid.
Crest Substation (Cecil County, Md.)
Delmarva Power completed construction of the Crest Substation at the end of 2017 to help maintain reliable electric service in Cecil County, Md. The new substation serves nearly 6,000 customers. By expanding the capacity of the local energy grid and improving its resiliency, the substation helps reduce the number of potential outages for customers in the region and helps shorten the length of outages that do occur. In addition, the substation creates a smarter energy grid, automating certain functions on the electric system to deliver energy more efficiently for our customers.
For detailed information about the project, please download the Crest Substation Fact Sheet below.
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