Community and Environmental Protection

Delaware River marshes protected by wetland scientist, biologist, and archaeology survey teams

At Silver Run Electric, we take the environmental and social wellbeing of the communities in which we work very seriously. In everything we do – from community outreach to environmental stewardship – we strive to go above and beyond what’s expected by regulators, environmental protection groups or civic organizations. As a matter of fact, conservation is priority #1 for us, with a concerted focus on protecting the earth’s natural resources, leaving the smallest environmental footprint possible, and preserving natural conditions for future generations to enjoy. SRE makes every effort possible on every project to avoid areas of historic importance, community recreation, and critical wildlife habitat.

Community Engagement

Our project strengthens the grid and enhances electrical reliability in Delaware and across the Mid-Atlantic
SRE is committed to the welfare and development of the communities in which we operate. We actively support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) programs in Delaware school districts through classroom presentations as well as local community events. We look to work with the local businesses and workforce to keep the project’s economic benefits in our communities. Additionally, we’ve been a leading advocate for fair cost allocation for Delaware electric consumers for our transmission project to ensure benefits and costs are in line.


Environmental Stewardship

A Delaware conservation win: we are working to procure more than 100 acres to be preserved for public recreation and conservation

Our commitment to environmental protection is central to our company mission at SRE. Being “environmentally-friendly” is not just another catch phrase to us. It’s integrated into everything we do. From the start of the design phase where we avoid and minimize impacts using innovative technologies, until the last square foot of construction area is reseeded with native species and restored to at least as good a condition as before our work.

In fact, we’re working on a plan in which we contribute a substantial new tract for public use and recreation – matching every acre of our utility easement area with up to five acres. Our environmental best practices include steps like planning our projects so as not to disrupt local bird flight paths and fish spawning patterns.

We care about the environment and make conservation a priority in every project. Download our Environmental Infographic to learn more about how SRE helps safeguard nature.