In 2015, Delmarva Power will invest $1 million to improve electric service for customers in Pocomoke City.
Between March & August 2015, Delmarva Power will upgrade and modernize its electric distribution system along the following streets:
- Market Street (between 10th Street & Pocomoke Beltway/Old Virginia Road)
- Payne Avenue (between Market Street & Route 13)
- Pocomoke Beltway (between Cedar Street & Route 13)
- Walnut Street (between 2nd & 10th Streets)
- 10th Street (between Market & Walnut Streets)
The Pocomoke City electric reliability improvement project will include the replacement of about 70 electric distribution poles and the installation of new wire, crossarms, switching equipment and other assorted upgrades.
Once the pole replacement and line construction are complete, crews will convert customers to the new power lines. These conversions will necessitate planned outages of several hours. Prior to the conversion, crews will notify customers who will be affected by an outage. Any outages for businesses will be coordinated to take place during non-business hours.
Over the last five years, Delmarva Power has invested approximately $1 billion to strengthen its transmission and distribution systems to improve reliability. This project is one of numerous infrastructure improvements planned throughout their service territory over the next several years designed to improve service to their customers.