• Atlantic City Electric Earns Arbor Day Foundation Award

    Apr 01, 2009

    Tree Line USA Award Stems from Commitment in Caring for Urban Forest

    MAYS LANDING, N.J. – Atlantic City Electric was named a Tree Line USA Utility for the fourth year, recognizing the company’s national leadership in caring for trees. The utility was selected for this prestigious award by the Arbor Day Foundation. Company representatives will attend the New Jersey State Arbor Day Ceremony in Califon, Hunterdon County, on Friday, April 24, to receive an award from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

    The Tree Line USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters. The program recognizes utilities that provide the following: a program of quality tree care, annual worker training in quality tree care practices and a tree planting and public education program. In meeting these requirements, these utilities have demonstrated a commitment to public education, tree planting and quality tree care.

    “Across America, people are recognizing and celebrating how vital trees are to our cities and towns,” said John Rosenow, Chief Executive of the Arbor Day Foundations. “Trees help reduce peak demand by conserving energy. They also clean the air and water, increase property value and make our homes more comfortable, livable places.”

    “Atlantic City Electric is committed to the communities we serve,” said Ken Parker, Atlantic City Electric Region President. “We work very hard to ensure that our workers are properly trained in quality tree care practices and in advising our customers on the appropriate trees to plant near utility lines, not only to provide beautiful trees for the future, but also to protect our environment.”

    The Arbor Day Foundation, a nonprofit education organization, is dedicated to tree planting and environmental stewardship.

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    Atlantic City Electric, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe, reliable and affordable regulated electric delivery services to more than 545,000 customers in southern New Jersey.