For Immediate Release
Atlantic City Electric will begin a
major infrastructure project this week that includes the demolition of the
Peermont Substation located between 60th and 61st streets in the Borough of
Avalon. For the demolition, Atlantic City Electric is required to de-energize
the existing substation followed by transferring electricity from the mainland
to temporarily provide power to customers in Avalon while a new substation is
This process will require a planned
power outage for a portion of Avalon to allow the company to safely perform
this procedure. The brief outage is scheduled to occur around 4 p.m. today. The
power outage will largely affect residential and commercial properties north of
the substation on North 61st Street. The outage is expected to last
approximately 20 minutes or less. Customers are also
being notified via reverse 911.
Atlantic City Electric will be in communication
with the borough and law enforcement officials for the duration of the
demolition process and the project overall. The new substation as well all
other work associated with this project is expected to complete by May 2016.
The rebuild of the Peermont Substation
to upgrade its voltage capacity is necessary to avoid equipment overloads
expected during the summer of 2016 and to further improve service reliability.
Atlantic City Electric will also upgrade
the voltage capacity of the existing transmission lines. This construction will
be in accordance with new standard steel pole designs required across the
Atlantic City Electric service territory.
For more information on
the Peermont Project, visit the Borough of Avalon's website at avalonboro.net.
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