New Delmarva substation will increase reliability
— Delmarva Power Company has started construction of a small substation on the corner of Blue Ball and Warburton roads in the Pleasant Hill area.
Nicholas Morici, spokesman for the utility, said grading and soil testing is currently underway. He also said neighbors of the “unit sub” project would receive a letter in the mail soon.
“We are in the process of starting notification,” he said Tuesday, noting that the letter will arrive just as the second phase is beginning. “That’s when they start putting up a structure.”
Morici said this unit substation will help customers stay connected.
“This will balance out the load and improve reliability in the area,” he said, adding this project is not a large as the Crest Substation under construction on Route 273 near Rising Sun High School.
“The Crest Substation will supply a greater part of the community,” Morici said, noting that project is on track for completion in the spring of 2017.
Work was starting up again Tuesday morning at the corner of Blue Ball and Warburton Roads near Elkton, where Delmarva Power is constructing a unit substation.