For Immediate Release
Utility Appoints Manager to Provide Support to Low Income and At-Risk Residents
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - Atlantic City Electric is offering resources to help low-income and at-risk residents pay their electric utility bill.
"We recognize that because of economically challenging times, there are many customers who are struggling to pay their bills, so we want to offer resources to help," said Atlantic City Electric Region Vice President Robert Revelle. "We are working to help as many customers as possible in the coming months."
Leading this initiative throughout the utility's eight counties is Customer and Community Relations Manager Alita Corbett, who has been with the company for more than 15 years. During the past three months, she has traveled to more than 20 locations throughout Atlantic City Electric's service territory. During these visits, she met with customers to help them in applying for budget billing, payment arrangements, support services and energy assistance in cooperation with other utilities, government and social service agencies.
Alita currently serves on the board of directors for the National Low Income Energy consortium as well as NJ Shares. She works in the company's Mays Landing, New Jersey, office and lives in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
New Jersey Energy Assistance Programs:
LIHEAP (Application deadline is May 28, 2010)
Provides help with winter heating bills for low-income customers.
Call 1-800-510-3102 or visit www.energyassistance.nj.gov.
Universal Service Fund
Provides help with electric bills for low-income customers.
Call 1-866-240-1347 or visit www.energyassistance.nj.gov.
New Jersey Lifeline Credit
Provides help for seniors and disabled low-income customers.
Call 1-800-792-9745 or visit www.nj.paad.gov.
Provides help for customers facing temporary financial problems.
Call 1-866-657-4273 or visit www.njshares.org.
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.