• Atlantic City Electric Urges Customers to Conserve Energy

    Jul 22, 2011

    High Temperatures Increase Demand on the System

    MAYS LANDING, N.J. – Atlantic City Electric today urged customers to conserve energy wherever possible as high temperatures are forecasted to affect the entire mid-Atlantic region. While power supply in the region is expected to be sufficient to meet anticipated high demand, extreme heat also can stress electric system equipment. Atlantic City Electric is on alert to quickly address any equipment issues that may arise.

    Atlantic City Electric also offers the following energy-saving tips:

    • Set air-conditioning thermostats at 78 degrees and use an electric fan, which doesn’t require as much energy, and the air will seem cooler without sacrificing comfort.
    • Keep window shades, blinds, or drapes closed to block the sunlight during the hottest part of the day and retain cooler air inside your home or business.
    • Limit the use of electrically heated water and turn off non-essential appliances and as many lights as possible.
    • Limit opening refrigerator or freezer doors.
    • Postpone using high-energy appliances like electric stoves, washing machines, dishwashers and dryers until the evening.
    • For more energy-saving information, log onto www.atlanticcityelectric.com.

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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 547,000 customers in southern New Jersey.