Smyrna High School students recently learned first-hand about changes coming to Delaware’s electrical grid from two project engineers who are overseeing the region’s new transmission line.

About 30 sophomores and juniors from the Smyrna’s Engineering Pathway program attended a science, technology, engineering and mathematics presentation at Delaware Technical and Community College in Dover in mid-December, given by Casey Carroll and Dave Wilson of Silver Run Electric, an electric transmission utility company and a member of the LS Power Group. The team was invited by Jennifer Clemons, the Energy Technologies Department chairperson at DelTech.

Silver Run is bringing a “first” to Delaware: underwater technology called a vertical injector that has not been used before in the U.S. It will help build a more reliable electrical grid and bring more energy into the region. SRE will place transmission cables under the bed of the Delaware River using the VI tool. The Silver Run Project will provide an additional grid connection between New Castle County in Delaware and Salem County in New Jersey.

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