For Immediate Release
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (July 10, 2018) – In recognition of National Lineworker Appreciation Day, Atlantic City Electric honors the men and women who work tirelessly, day-in and day-out, serving electric customers across the region. Atlantic City Electric celebrates electric field workers, including those who work in substations, on underground and overhead systems, and in other areas of Atlantic City Electric's electric distribution system. They respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on weekends and holidays, and in challenging conditions to keep the lights on for customers.
"Atlantic City Electric's lineworkers have a well-deserved reputation for answering the call for help, whether it's responding to customers in southern New Jersey or volunteering when others are in need across the country," said Tyler Anthony, senior vice president & COO, Pepco Holdings, which includes Atlantic City Electric. "Often, lineworkers face challenging conditions, including this March when our crews worked around the clock restoring service to customers hit hard by winter storms. Our crews also joined mutual assistance efforts in the southeastern U.S. and Puerto Rico following the devastating Hurricanes Irma and Maria. And it's their hard work every day that is bolstering the local energy grid's reliability and resiliency against storms, and providing record reliability for our customers."
Atlantic City Electric is committed to providing its customers with a modern, reliable and resilient energy grid, and its lineworkers make that possible. In the last five years, Atlantic City Electric spent hundreds of millions of dollars in South Jersey modernizing the local energy grid to further provide safe and reliable service for customers. As a result, the number of electric outages has decreased by more than 40 percent over the past five years, and outage length has been reduced by 18 percent.
Atlantic City Electric joins the Electric Edison Institute, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and energy companies across the nation, including Exelon sister companies BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO and Pepco, in honoring electric field workers.
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Atlantic City Electric, a public utility owned by Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), provides safe, reliable and affordable regulated electric delivery services to approximately 550,000 customers in southern New Jersey.