LANDING, N.J. (Nov.9, 2017) – Atlantic
City Electric has taken essential steps to prepare its system and drill critical
processes and procedures all to provide safe and reliable service through the
winter. During the past few months, the company has completed hundreds of tasks
including inspecting and enhancing existing equipment, installing new smart
equipment to help reduce outages and performing necessary tree trimming.
“Seasonal readiness work is essential in enhancing our energy grid and
reducing the potential for service interruptions caused by stormy weather,”
said Vince Maione, Atlantic City Electric region president. “We plan to
continue to make investments over the next several years to upgrade and
modernize our electric infrastructure as well as trimming trees and other
preventative maintenance work to further improve service reliability for our
Over the past five years, Atlantic
City Electric has invested about $800 million to modernize and enhance its
electric system for its customers. This work has resulted in fewer power
outages. And if outages did occur, they were restored faster than before.
Atlantic City Electric also conducts emergency response drills and
completes testing of computer and emergency systems as part of its winter
preparedness program. Employees from across the company, including those who
work in the field and those who provide back-office support, review and drill emergency
processes and procedures to help ensure safe and efficient response to storms
As part of the Exelon family of companies, Atlantic City Electric also
shares best practices with its sister utilities – Delmarva Power, BGE, ComEd, PECO
and Pepco – and participates in collaborative emergency response training
exercises to ensure the company can provide seamless support and resources to
another Exelon utility during storm or emergency restoration efforts.
assistance strength within the Exelon family was evident during winter storm
Stella in March 2017. Atlantic City Electric mobilized about 1,000 personnel,
including nearly 500 line and field support personnel. Approximately 125 line
personnel from PECO in Philadelphia assisted in the restoration effort. In
addition, crews from BGE in Baltimore and ComEd in Chicago were on standby if
needed. During that event, power was restored to 95 percent of the 31,500
customers who lost service within 24 hours after the storm passed.
Just as Atlantic City Electric prepares for winter, we encourage our customers
also to be ready.
Atlantic City Electric customers should:
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