Community meeting tonight on Delmarva transmission line project

Delmarva Power’s proposal to enhance electric service reliability in southern New Castle County is the subject of a community meeting tonight in Middletown.

The utility plans to replace an existing transmission line utilizing taller steel poles, which could be 100-to-130 feet high.  One set of poles would replace the line, and another would be constructed for a new line.  The transmission corridor carries 138,000-volt lines from the Mount Pleasant substation on Choptank Road, along the Maryland-Delaware border, across the C-and-D Canal and to the Glasgow substation on Pleasant Valley Road.  “These projects will enable us to meet new compliance standards for safe, reliable transmission lines,” Delmarva Power Regional Vice President Glenn Moore said.  “All of the work will take place on property that has served as a major transmission corridor for the past 56 years.”  The project could be completed in May 2013.  The informational meeting will be held tonight from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Volunteer Hose Company Memorial Hall, 27 West Green Street, Middletown.

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