MAYS LANDING, N.J. — For customers participating in Atlantic
City Electric’s voluntary Energy Wise Rewards program, a test conservation
period will be called Wednesday, May 28, from 9 to 10 a.m. in order to test the equipment
prior to the peak summer season.
For those participating
customers, Atlantic City Electric will cycle the participants’ air conditioner
compressors off for short intervals during this time frame. Because the air
conditioner fans will continue to run, however, most customers will not notice
a temperature change in their home. It may take up to a half-hour after the
test event ends for air conditioners to resume normal operations.
Energy Wise Rewards is a
voluntary program that offers customers a choice of a programmable thermostat
or an outdoor switch, which the utility installs at no charge to the customer.
During summer periods of peak electric demand, Energy Wise Rewards works to
reduce electricity usage by cycling central air conditioner compressors off for
short periods of time during periods of peak electricity use. Customers will
receive bill reductions in return for allowing Atlantic City Electric to cycle
their air conditioners a few days each year.
Customers can learn more
about Energy Wise Rewards by calling 1-866-355-4229 or visiting www.atlanticcityelectric.com/rewards.