For Immediate Release
Energy-efficient Lights to Receive Test Run
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - Atlantic City Electric is installing various test models of new energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) streetlights in four New Jersey communities. The company will test the LED streetlights for a six-month period to gauge their suitability, actual energy-efficiency, reliability and illumination quality, and to obtain customer feedback.
"We will evaluate the lights based on their performance data and customer opinions at the end of the test period," said Atlantic City Electric Region President Vince Maione. "Atlantic City Electric is committed to evaluating and, if appropriate, seeking regulatory approval for new energy-efficient technologies that have the potential to save our customers money, help the environment and improve customer satisfaction."
Atlantic City Electric is launching the LED streetlight pilot project in Wenonah, Northfield, Hammonton, and Ocean City. This will give customers in different parts of our service territory the opportunity to experience the lights in real-life situations and provide us with their comments which can be emailed to LED@atlanticcityelectric.com.
Plans for further installation of LED streetlights will depend on customer feedback, technical results of the pilot program, regulatory approval and the evolution of the technology as an economically viable replacement for mercury vapor and high-pressure sodium lighting currently in use.
For more information on this and other Atlantic City Electric energy conservation programs, such as the free My Account home energy audit program, visit www.atlanticcityelectric.com.
Atlantic City Electric, a public utility owned by Atlantic City Electric Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe, reliable and affordable regulated electric delivery services to more than 547,000 customers in southern New Jersey.