Harford to Perryman

115 kV Line Reconductoring


Miles of Line

0 kV

Project Need

  • Both transmission lines are wood H-frame construction with poles dating back to the 1950s. Nearly every structure has significant corrective maintenance/aging infrastructure concerns (degraded pole shafts, arms and tops; bird holes, degraded hardware etc.) 
  • Installing self-supporting steel poles will significantly reduce the quantity of future corrective maintenance work orders as a result of bird holes, broken arms, degraded poles and hardware) 
  • Replacing wood poles with steel poles will also help to eliminate bird nesting on the structures. Bird nesting can cause electrical outages
  • Rebuilding the transmission line will reduce the quantity of structures by approximately 50%.  This will reduce the quantity of ground inspections and will eliminate the inspection/treatment of over 80 wood poles

Project Description

  • Rebuild two single-circuit 115 kV wood H-frame circuits as one double-circuit steel monopole line
  • New structures (42) will be tubular steel on concrete drilled pier foundations
  • Overall project length is approximately 4 miles (84 existing structures)
  • This project is subject to PSC approval and design changes



December 2019

Begin Design and Engineering

December 2019

Begin Design and Engineering

April 2020

Submit CPCN Waiver Request to Maryland PSC

May 2020

CPCN Mandatory Waiver Approved

June 2020

Submit for Environmental Permits / Approvals

September 2020

Virtual Community Meeting

October 2020

Complete Design and Engineering

November 2020

Construction Start

June 2021

Project Service Date

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Harford to Perryman

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Harford to Perryman Virtual Public Meeting

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Contact BGE

If you have any questions about this project, please contact BGE at harfordperryman@bge-tsrep.com and refer to the Harford to Perryman 115 kV Line Rebuild Project. Please include your name and address for prompt follow-up.