At Atlantic City Electric, we care about the communities we serve, and we take seriously our commitment to deliver clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy for all customers. Every day, work is being performed as part of our strategic effort to modernize and strengthen the local energy grid and better serve our customers. This effort includes dozens of targeted projects to install stronger utility poles and new, state-of-the-art equipment in communities across South Jersey. These upgrades continue to improve reliability for our customers by reducing the frequency and duration of outages.
The Washington/Gloucester Reliability Project will upgrade and modernize our existing substation on Hurffville Grenloch Rd., improving energy service reliability for more than 12,000 existing customers across Washington and Gloucester townships—more than 90 percent of our customers benefiting from this project are existing customers in Washington Township.
This substation was originally built in the 1960s. It contains equipment dating back to the 1970s that has reached the end of its useful life and must be replaced and modernized. The upgraded facility will have increased capabilities to handle more extreme weather, reduce the frequency and duration of power outages for local customers, support the community's current and future energy needs, and prevent outages caused by animal intrusions. It will be built on our expanded property at the same location. Project construction is expected to begin mid-2020 and be completed by May 2022. We are committed to working closely with our customers and communities to address questions and minimize any potential impacts. We held a community open house in November 2019 where our project team provided details and answered questions regarding the project. If you would like additional information, please contact us at our dedicated project phone number 856-351-7690 or email address Wash-Glouc@exeloncorp.com.
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The Atlantic City/Brigantine Community Reliability Project includes replacing an existing substation and rebuilding two critical transmission lines between Atlantic City and Brigantine to strengthen the local energy infrastructure against more extreme weather and improve reliability for customers. Together, these upgrades will create a modern energy infrastructure connecting Atlantic City and Brigantine that is stronger and more resilient. This improved infrastructure will lead to fewer storm-related outages and better reliability for customers. Construction is expected to begin in Fall 2020 and be completed by May 2022.
We are committed to working closely with our customers and communities to address questions and minimize any potential impacts. We held a community open house on July 13, 2019, at the Brigantine Community Center, where our project team provided details and answered questions regarding the project. In November 2019, we informed customers in Brigantine that, based on the results of our engineering studies, the Brigantine Boulevard portion of the project would be placed underground due to poor soil conditions that would significantly impact our ability to build overhead steel utility poles. More details regarding this decision can be found in our FAQ.
If you would like additional information, please contact us at our dedicated project phone number 609-625-8888 or email address ACBrigReliability@exeloncorp.com.
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