For Immediate Release
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (December 19, 2018) – Atlantic City Electric has earned major international recognition for its commitments and efforts to reduce the environmental impacts related to its business operations across New Jersey. This latest environmental achievement includes certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which recognizes companies across the world that have adopted environmentally responsible business practices.
Earlier this year, Atlantic City Electric and its sister companies, Delmarva Power in Delaware and Maryland, and Pepco in the District of Columbia and Maryland, completed the implementation of an Environmental Management System (EMS), a standard for promoting effective, systematic management of environmental risks and opportunities. For these efforts, the companies received ISO14001:2015 certification, recognizing their commitment to a continual cycle of planning, implementing, reviewing and improving the processes and actions undertaken to meet business and environmental goals.
"Our commitment to serving our customers and communities goes well beyond providing the safe and reliable energy service they count on," said Dave Velazquez, president and CEO of Pepco Holdings, which includes Atlantic City Electric. "We recognize that climate change is real and every day we are working to advance our operational performance, including implementing practices that can reduce our carbon footprint and provide a cleaner environment for generations to come."
Atlantic City Electric, Delmarva Power, and Pepco join sister Exelon companies, BGE in Baltimore, ComEd in Illinois, and PECO in Philadelphia, which have received ISO14001:2015 certification.
Atlantic City Electric is an industry leader in charting a course to a low-carbon energy future and promoting the advancement of innovative technologies and policies that will decrease the company's carbon footprint. The company maintains an environmentally-friendly fleet of vehicles, has implemented expanded recycling practices, and has led efforts to help local municipalities transition to cleaner, more efficient, LED streetlights.
Atlantic City Electric is continually exploring new ways to meet its customers' evolving energy needs, providing them with the services they need to lower their carbon footprint and save money. Through its Green Power Connection program, Atlantic City Electric has helped more than 30,000 customers interconnect private solar PV systems into the local energy grid.
The company's Energy Wise Rewards program has helped customers save energy and money when demand for electricity is highest. And, for customers looking for electric transportation options, Atlantic City Electric is actively working to increase access to electric vehicles (EVs) through its proposals to expand EV charging options and provide reduced electric rates and other incentives to help customers buy, own, and operate EVs.
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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.