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Atlantic City Electric is Prepared for Summer Storm Season - Are You?
Company encourages residents be prepared and have a plan for whatever comes this summer storm and hurricane season
Mays Landing, N.J. (June 2, 2022) — With summer around the corner, Atlantic City Electric has been performing essential work to ready the local energy grid to meet increased customer demand and keep homes and businesses powered all summer long. Every day, Atlantic City Electric performs essential maintenance and grid modernization upgrades to further enhance service reliability for its 565,000 South Jersey customers, and to harden energy infrastructure against the growing impacts of more severe weather as a result of climate change.
"Our more than 630 dedicated Atlantic City Electric employees have been working alongside local contractors to ready the local energy grid against the impacts of summer storms, and this work will continue all summer, especially with another forecasted active hurricane season," said Doug Mokoid, Atlantic City Electric region president. "The work we are doing is essential to helping ensure continued reliable service for our customers. We also encourage our customers to utilize the many resources we offer to prepare for summer storms and hurricanes, as well as tips and information to save money and energy during the warmer summer months."
\Atlantic City Electric has recently completed several key projects to modernize the energy grid and enhance reliability for customers. These projects include:
In addition to work to enhance the energy grid, Atlantic City Electric completes hundreds of tasks to prepare for the summer season, including system work, testing and drills. As part of the Exelon family of companies, Atlantic City Electric share best practices with its sister companies – BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO and Pepco – and participates in collaborative emergency response training exercises to ensure it can provide seamless support and resources during a storm or emergency restoration effort.
Just as Atlantic City Electric prepares for summer weather and severe storms, the company encourages its customers to be ready as well. Here are some tips:
Being prepared is a responsibility everyone should take seriously. If a severe storm hits, monitor local weather reports regularly and follow the advice of local emergency management officials. Residents should stay away from downed wires and immediately report a downed wire or service issue by calling 800-833-7476, visiting atlanticcityelectric.com, or through the company's mobile app. Customers can also report an outage by texting "OUT" to 20661. Customers must first text "ADD OUTAGE" to 20661 to sign up for this service.
As temperatures rise, energy usage typically starts to climb as well. Atlantic City Electric provides important tips and information to empower customers to better manage their energy use and bills.
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