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For Immediate Release


Pepco to Enhance Reliability with Transmission Upgrade Project

Burtonsville to Takoma East Tower Line to be Rebuilt

Washington, D.C. - Pepco will begin work to rebuild the East 230kV transmission tower line between the Burtonsville and the Takoma Park Maryland substations beginning June 2014. The rebuilding of the transmission lines will take approximately 12 months to complete. The length of the right-of-way for the transmission lines is 9.9 miles.

The Burtonsville to Takoma transmission line serves Beltsville, Berwyn Heights, Colesville, College Park, Langley Park, Silver Spring, Takoma Park and a small portion of Norwood.

The work is necessary to:

  • Maintain the company's commitment to safe, reliable electric service.
  • Replace existing infrastructure.
  • Support future load growth.

The majority of this work will take place along the transmission path and at the affected substations; however to mitigate any community impact, Pepco will build temporary stabilized construction entrances to connect the roadways to the project area. Potential staging areas will be identified either in our right-of-way or on substation property. Noise impacts will be minimal.

Pepco is also committed to ensuring that the community is informed about all phases of the project in a timely manner. As part of that effort, a public meeting will be held on Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. at Davis Hall located at 9217 51st Ave., College Park, MD.

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Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), delivers safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 793,000 customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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