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For Immediate Release


Atlantic City Electric Reminds Customers of Available Funds

Customers Can Apply for Energy Assistance

MAYS LANDING, N.J. - Customers having problems paying their energy bills can find extra help this winter. Recently approved federal legislation increase d the average energy assistance amount for participants of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in 2009.

Below are the details for the LIHEAP program as well as other energy-assistance programs:


Provides help with winter energy bills for low-income residents of New Jersey.

For more information, call 1-800-510-3102.

Universal Service Fund

Provides year-round help with electric bills for low-income residents of New Jersey.

Call 1-866-240-1347 or visit

New Jersey Lifeline Credit Program

Provides help for seniors and disabled low-income residents of New Jersey.

Call 1-800-792-9745.


Provides help for residents of New Jersey going through short-term financial problems.

Call 1-866-657-4273 or visit

Additional assistance information

Earned Income Tax Credit

EITC is a federal and New Jersey State wage supplement that can be claimed on the 2008 tax returns for eligible low-income working families and individuals.

Call 2-1-1, New Jersey's Non-Emergency Helpline, or the IRS at 1- 800-829-1040 or visit them online at


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.

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