For Immediate Release
LANDING, N.J. (May 12, 2016) - Atlantic City Electric is making it easier
for its customers to install solar panels on their rooftops and connect them to
the electric distribution system. The changes will allow our customers, who are
interested in installing solar panels, to bypass the paper process and instead
complete a convenient online application. The other change allows an authorized
contractor who is selling, leasing or installing the solar panels to quickly
get customer information they need to enable installation.
"This is a
continuing effort to accommodate our customers in making this process more
streamlined and efficient," said Vincent Maione, Atlantic City Electric region
president. "We're responding to customer feedback and helping support the growth
of solar power in our market."
Any customer who
wants to generate power using solar panels needs a new net meter so that the
excess electricity generated by solar can be transferred back to the electric
grid, allowing the customer to receive credits on their bills. With the
creation of the new online application portal for solar customers, the process
is expected to become even easier. Contractors and self-install customers can
access the portal through atlanticcityelectric.com/gpc.
Under current law,
every solar contractor is required to know how much electricity a customer has
used in the past before they can install solar panels. This ensures the panels
can be correctly sized to match those customers' needs.
In the past,
gathering and providing the customer's historical usage information to the
contractor was a manual process, but the new online system has a secure,
automated form that is quick and easy to use.
As of March 30,
more than 4,600 customers in the Atlantic City Electric region use net meters
on their homes. That compares to approximately 4,000 a year ago. New Jersey is
one of the fastest growing states for solar generation.
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