At Atlantic City Electric, we care about the communities we serve, and we take seriously our commitment to deliver clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy for all customers. Every day, work is being performed as part of our strategic effort to modernize and strengthen the local energy grid and better serve our customers. This effort includes dozens of targeted projects to install stronger utility poles and new, state-of-the-art equipment in communities across South Jersey. These upgrades continue to improve reliability for our customers by reducing the frequency and duration of outages.
The Atlantic City/Brigantine Community Reliability Project includes replacing an existing substation and rebuilding two critical transmission lines between Atlantic City and Brigantine to strengthen the local energy infrastructure against more extreme weather and improve reliability for customers. Together, these upgrades will create a modern energy infrastructure connecting Atlantic City and Brigantine that is stronger and more resilient. This improved infrastructure will lead to fewer storm-related outages and better reliability for customers. Construction is currently underway and is expected to be completed by May 2022.
We are committed to minimizing potential impacts to the community throughout the project's construction. Staging for our work, where workers will park and construction materials will be stored, will be located just off the island in a secure location that minimizes potential impacts to both the Atlantic City and Brigantine communities. In addition, transmission line construction will only occur during the "off-season."
Based on the results of our engineering studies, the Brigantine Boulevard portion of the project will be placed underground due to poor soil conditions that would significantly impact our ability to build overhead steel utility poles. More details regarding this decision can be found in our FAQ.
We will continue to work closely with our customers and communities to address questions. We held community open houses in June 2019 and July 2019, where our project team provided details and answered questions regarding the project. We will continue to keep the community informed about our progress.
If you would like additional information, please contact us at our dedicated project phone number 609-625-8888 or email address ACBrigReliability@exeloncorp.com.
The Atlantic to Ocean Counties Reliability Project includes rebuilding 15 miles of critical transmission line running through Port Republic, Bass River Township and Little Egg Harbor Township to improve reliability for thousands of customers and meet the region's current and future energy needs. We are replacing the existing transmission line with stronger, state-of-the-art utility poles that are prepared to handle more extreme weather and reduce the impacts of severe storms. Construction is currently underway and is expected to be completed by Summer 2021.
This transmission line serves more than 22,000 customers in the eastern portion of our service area and is critical to customer reliability in Atlantic, Burlington and Ocean counties. It was originally built in 1939 and must be modernized. Our upgrades will modernize critical infrastructure and will provide us with greater capabilities to respond to outages in the region, leading to fewer storm-related outages and better reliability for customers.
We are committed to working closely with our customers and communities to address questions and minimize any potential impacts. We held community meetings in November 2020 and February 2020, where our project team provided details and answered questions regarding this reliability enhancement project. We will continue to keep the community informed about our progress.
More information about the project can be found in our fact sheet. If you would like additional information, please contact us at our dedicated project phone number at 855-839-1444 or email address AtlOceanReliability@exeloncorp.com.
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Our existing substation must be modernized to meet the region's current and future energy needs. The new, state-of-the-art facility will also have increased capabilities to handle more extreme weather, reducing the frequency and duration of power outages. Construction is expected to begin in September 2021 and completed by May 2023.
We are committed to working closely with our customers to address questions and minimize any potential impacts. We held several community meetings where residents had the opportunity to learn more about this project and provide input, and we are committed to continuing to keep you informed. If you would like additional information, please contact us at our dedicated project phone number 609-909-3930 or project email address CMSubReliability@exeloncorp.com.
We have completed construction of our Great Egg Harbor Crossing Reliability Project which entailed rebuilding 1.3 miles of parallel transmission lines spanning the Great Egg Harbor Bay between Atlantic and Cape May counties. This project modernizes and strengthens the local energy grid, while increasing the power carrying capacity of the two transmission lines, making it more resilient against extreme weather and enhancing reliability for thousands of local customers.
We performed substantial upgrades, including replacing the existing lattice tower structures and associated electric equipment with state-of-the-art steel transmission poles and modern energy infrastructure. Given the unique marine environmental surrounding the transmission lines, we used special construction methods to complete this work.
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We are committed to working closely with our customers and communities to address questions and minimize any potential impacts. For additional information regarding this project, please contact Veronica Town at 609-463-3805 or email@example.com.
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Powerful and damaging storms are becoming more frequent across New Jersey, and are having lasting impacts, particularly across the barrier islands. The Ship Bottom Substation Enhancement Project will upgrade and modernize our existing substation on West 8th Street in Ship Bottom, improving energy service reliability for thousands of customers. As the barrier island's only operating substation, the proposed upgrade is essential for ensuring reliable energy service for homes and businesses in the Borough of Ship Bottom and surrounding area. The upgrades will also provide us with greater capabilities to quickly respond to unexpected equipment issues that could result in service interruptions. Construction is currently underway and is expected to be completed by March
The substation upgrades will include installing a new transformer to enhance reliability for local customers. As part of this work, we are building a new foundation on the property adjacent to the existing substation to house the new transformer. This foundation will be raised by several feet above the floodplain to prevent power outages caused by coastal flooding. We will construct an 8-foot screening fence around the new section of the substation. We also will plant shrubs and other landscaping around the fence perimeter to enhance the aesthetics of the property and minimize impacts to nearby neighbors.
If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact us at 609-645-4802.
The Washington/Gloucester Reliability Project will upgrade and modernize our existing substation on Hurffville Grenloch Rd., improving energy service reliability for more than 10,000 existing customers in Washington Township and about 1,300 customers in Gloucester Township. The project will create a more reliable and resilient connection between the regional transmission system and the local energy grid, enhancing reliability for local customers in these areas.
The existing substation was originally built in the 1960s and it must be modernized. The facility was last upgraded in the 1970s and much of the equipment has reached the end of its useful life. The new, state-of-the-art facility will have increased capabilities to handle more extreme weather, reduce the frequency and duration of power outages for local customers, support the community's energy needs, and prevent outages caused by animal intrusions. It will be built on our expanded property at the same location. Project construction is expected to start in 2021 and be completed by mid-2023.
We are committed to working closely with our customers and communities to address questions and minimize any potential impacts. We held meetings with the community in October 2019, November 2019 and January 2020 have updated our project based on the feedback from these meetings. If you would like additional information, please contact us at our dedicated project phone number 856-351-7690 or email address Wash-Glouc@exeloncorp.com.
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