The Delmarva Energy Link is an offshore electrical transmission circuit that will serve wind farms to be built off the coasts of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. The Delmarva Energy Link will also make the electric transmission grid serving these states more efficient and reliable, and create new clean energy jobs for residents.
Buried under the ocean floor and running the length of the coastline, the Delmarva Energy Link will bring power to shore at three locations serving Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. When complete, it will be capable of carrying 3,000 megawatts of offshore wind – enough to power more than 1 million homes.
The goals of the Delmarva Energy Link project are to:
- Provide the most efficient and cost-effective transmission solution for delivering offshore wind to consumers
- Lower energy prices by reducing grid congestion
- Improve the reliability and resiliency of the grid