Wilmington is connected to the high-voltage grid through Delmarva Power, which also serves customers throughout the Delmarva Peninsula and was integrated into PJM’s operations in 1981.
Population of Wilmington: 71,817*
Total Delmarva Power customers in Delaware: 305,000**
Total amount of megawatt-hours used (Delmarva Power in Delaware): 3,647,192***
- Delaware was the first state to enter the Union.
- Most of United States Vice President Joe Biden’s political career was spent in Wilmington. As a U.S. Senator, Biden routinely took Amtrak between Wilmington and Washington, D.C. In fact, Wilmington’s Amtrak station is officially named after him.
- Wilmington was the birthplace of Henry Heimlich, inventor of the life-saving Heimlich maneuver.
- Chemical company DuPont was founded near Wilmington in 1802 as a gunpowder mill.
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