Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. recently energized a new double circuit230 kv transmission line from the Raphael Road Switching Station to the company's newest master substation at Otter Point.

This is thefirst step of a major project designed to improve electric service and reliability to BG & E's fast-growing Harford County service area.

"Not only was this portion of the project completed on schedule, it was also completed in time to ensure a more reliable energy supply for our Harford County customers during the upcoming winter," said George England, vice president of distribution for BG & E.

The RaphaelRoad Station is 1 mile north of Route 24 off of Route 7.

The Raphael Road to Otter Point transmission line is part of a $23 million project that includes the construction of the Otter Point substation, rebuilding transmission lines and installing and energizing six new 34kv circuits to feed Harford County distribution stations.

The project is part of a larger Harford County transmission project to supply other master substations, such as the newly completed Emmorton Substation southeast of Bel Air, and to tie the Perryman generating station into BG & E's system.

Construction will start next year on the Perryman transmission substation and is scheduled to go into service in spring 1992. Construction on the Perryman generating station is scheduled to begin in the mid-1990s.

Approximately 65,000 of BG & E's 1 million customers live in Harford County.

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