For Immediate Release
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - For customers participating in
Atlantic City Electric's voluntary Energy Wise Rewards program, an additional
test conservation period will be called Friday, May 30, from 9 to 10 a.m. in
order to confirm system enhancements made following the May 28 equipment test.
These tests will ensure equipment readiness prior to the peak summer season.
For those participating customers,
Atlantic City Electric will cycle off air conditioner compressors for short
intervals during this time frame. Because the air conditioner fans will
continue to run, however, most customers will not notice a temperature change
in their homes. It may take up to half an 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 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 off central air conditioner compressors for
short periods of time during periods of peak electricity use. Customers will
receive bill reductions in return for allowing Atlantic City Electric to cycle
their air conditioners a few days each year.
Customers can learn more
about Energy Wise Rewards by calling 1-866-355-4229 or visiting