• Atlantic City Electric Announces Conservation Event

    Jul 29, 2015

    MAYS LANDING, N.J. — Atlantic City Electric asks customers to conserve energy on Thursday, July 30 from 2 to 6 p.m. as high temperatures are forecasted for the region. Power supply in the region is expected to be sufficient to meet anticipated high demand.

    For customers participating in Atlantic City Electric’s Energy Wise Rewards Program, a conservation event will be called July 30 from 2 to 6 p.m. This means that Atlantic City Electric will cycle participants’ air conditioner compressors off and on for short intervals during these hours. Because the air conditioner fans will continue to run, 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 web-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. In addition to receiving a free programmable thermostat or switch, customers will receive a one-time bill reduction of $50 when Atlantic City Electric installs the EWR device in their home.          

    Atlantic City Electric asks all customers to conserve electricity. Customers can take simple conservation steps:

    • 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 to 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 and freezer doors.
    • Postpone using high-energy appliances like electric stoves, washing machines, dishwashers and dryers until the evening.

    Customers can learn more about Energy Wise Rewards by calling 1-866-355-4229 or visiting www.atlanticcityelectric.com/rewards.

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