CHESTERTOWN — To modernize the local energy grid and provide more reliable energy service for customers in Chestertown and the Kent County area, Delmarva Power is planning enhancements to its substation on Morgnec Road.

A virtual open house is being held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. Go to www.delmarva.com/SmartEnergy/ReliabilityImprovements/Pages/ElectricInvestments.aspx for instructions and links.

According to the utility’s website, construction is scheduled to begin early 2021 and be completed in early 2022.

The existing substation must be modernized to meet the region’s current and future energy needs, the website states. The project will reportedly create a more reliable and resilient connection between the regional transmission system and the local energy grid.

This will improve the quality of energy service for local customers by reducing the number of outages that impact customers and allowing the utility to restore service faster, according to Delmarva Power.

Contact Renee Sheehy, Delmarva Power Public Affairs, at 443-235-7233 or re nee.sheehy@delmarva.com with any questions.

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