USA, Maryland: Potomac Edison is upgrading equipment at a substation near Mt. Airy to help enhance service reliability for about 3,400 customers and meet increased electrical demand in the high-growth, eastern edge of its Maryland service area.
As part of the $2.5 million substation project, the utility is replacing two distribution transformers with larger units that will increase the system's capacity and help power the new residential and commercial development planned for eastern Frederick and Howard counties, First Energy said in a statement.
The first transformer was delivered to the substation earlier this month and is scheduled to be installed and operational by the end of the year.
The second transformer will be delivered and installed in early 2017, when the completion of the entire project is expected.
Source: First Energy