Delmarva Power reports record low outage figure for 2022

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Delmarva Power reporrted the lowest frequency of electric outages in 2022.

The Exelon company credited work to modernize and upgrade the grid in the face of increasingly hsevere weather helped decrease the frequency of outages in 2022, with an overall l 47% improvement over the past decade.

Delmarva Power electric customers in Delaware experienced the best-ever reliability with the lowest frequency of electric outages, on average, in the company’s history. The frequency of outages decreased from the previous low in 2018, by more than seven percent. Even when service was interrupted, crews were able to safely restore service in 100 minutes, on average, in 2022.

Delmarva is dealing with factors that include climate change, customers interconnecting solar and electric vehicles with the grid and customers relying on a reliable energy grid more than ever, thanks to home offices with online connections,

“Delivering record-level energy service is part of our broader effort to provide a world-class experience for our customers,” said Tamla Olivier, chief operating officer of Pepco Holdings, which includes Delmarva Power. “This is the third consecutive year we’ve provided service at record level. This achievement is fueled by a sustained investment in the local energy grid and is a representation of the commitment that every Delmarva Power employee has to support our customers.”

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Delmarva Power continues to invest in projects and initiatives to reinforce the local energy grid while providing customers with the information they need to make informed choices on their energy use.

Featured in the Delmarva release was the Carrcroft to Silverside Reliability Project, which includes rebuilding more than 1.4 miles of existing transmission lines with new steel poles and modern equipment. The more reliable structures are designed to withstand severe weather conditions and will enhance service reliability to more than 6,000 customers.

For more information on reliability enhancement projects across Delaware and Maryland, visit delmarva.com/Reliability.

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