Underwater power cable to connect New Jersey and Delaware
US, Delaware: Delaware state elected officials joined leaders from LS Power and subsidiary Silver Run Electric to watch crews as they are preparing to bury a 230 kV transmission line under the river.
The project, approved in 2015, will connect Delaware’s electric grid to power lines adjacent to the Salem and Hope Creek nuclear plants in New Jersey. The project costs around $278 M.
The process of placing the cable underwater will be the first of its kind in the U.S. Using something called vertical injector technology, crews will be able to bury the cable across the river in about 24 hours.
That process should begin in July. The entire project is expected to be completed by next summer.