For Immediate Release
LANDING, N.J. (March 15, 2017) - Atlantic City Electric (ACE) has restored
power to approximately 30,000 customers since the onset of Winter Storm Stella.
Extreme winter weather, including high winds, rain, snow and sleet impacted
many areas throughout the company's service territory, specifically Gloucester
and Salem counties.
The majority of customers will be
restored by 11:59 p.m. tonight and all remaining customers are expected to be
restored by noon Thursday. At peak, approximately 16,500 customers were out of
service due to the storm.
ACE is partnering with the American Red Cross Southern
Shore Chapter and County Offices of Emergency Management. A warming center has
been established in Gloucester County at the county's Library in Mullica Hill
located at 389 Wolfert Station Road until 9 p.m. tonight and again from 7:30
a.m. to noon tomorrow.
"Our teams have been
working around the clock to restore service and have made significant progress
in restoring customers affected by Winter Storm Stella," said Vince Maione,
Atlantic City Electric region president. "Since we began repairing the damage to
our electric system caused by Winter Storm Stella, we have restored power to
most of our customers who experienced outages. We thank our customers for their
continued patience during this restoration effort."
Due to continued high winds that continue to impact the ACE
region, there is a possibility that additional isolated outages may occur.
Atlantic City Electric has approximately 125 internal
linemen and 356 overhead line contractors and tree trimming personnel
supporting the restoration effort. PECO, ACE's sister utility, sent 113 additional contract field personnel and 12 internal linemen
to assist in the restoration process.
Restoration efforts are prioritized by first addressing
damages to critical electric infrastructure including transmission lines and
The safety of our customers and crews is paramount.
Customers are urged to avoid working crews and to stay away from all downed
wires, even if they don't appear to be energized.
encourage customers to continue to report all outages. Outages and downed wires
should be reported to 1-800-833-7476, through www.atlanticcityelectric.com or through the mobile app, available for downloading at
atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp. Customers should request a call back to
verify their power has been restored.
For additional information and updates,
visit www.atlanticcityelectric.com. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticcityelectric and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/acelecconnect. Our mobile app is available at www.atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp.