New power transformer for Delaware historic coastal town

USA, Delaware: In an effort to address Sussex County’s growing population, Delmarva Power has initiated a $7 million upgrade to its Midway Substation on Route 1 near Wawa in Lewes, Delaware.

The upgrade project includes installing of a new power transformer and three transmission circuit breakers, and the realigning of transmission and distribution feeds entering and exiting the substation, reports Cape Gazette.

The 69 kV substation was built in 2005 and is a major interconnection point with other coastal substations, serving thousands of customers between Lewes and Rehoboth Beach along the Route 1 corridor.

“This important project is one of numerous infrastructure improvements planned throughout our service territory over the next several years,” said John Allen, Delmarva Power region vice president.

Construction is expected to begin in mid-2017 and be completed by May 2018.

Source: Cape Gazette