For Immediate Release
Atlantic City Electric Encourages Customers to Review Plans, Check Supplies
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - With the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season in full swing, Atlantic City Electric reminds customers to prepare for the possibility of tropical weather this week and the electric service interruptions it can cause. The company is monitoring the progress of Hurricane Earl, which is predicted to move north, approaching the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Friday. As a normal precaution, Atlantic City Electric is preparing for the need to restore service if necessary. Preparedness is a shared responsibility and the utility encourages customers to prepare as well. Here are a few important steps:
Atlantic City Electric employees regularly prepare for the possibility of power outages and frequently participate in emergency drills. The company maintains supplies of essential equipment, such as poles, wires and transformers, and stays in contact with utilities throughout the region to quickly arrange mutual assistance in case of a natural disaster.
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 547,000 customers in southern New Jersey.