Atlantic City Electric will improve reliability in Ocean City by installing special equipment to reduce the number of customers affected by power outages.
Reclosers will be installed for areas serving every 500 customers or fewer, so when an outage occurs outside of a substation area, fewer homes and businesses will be impacted. Instead of having a couple of thousand customers without power because of a pole accident, for instance, 500 or fewer customers will be affected until repairs are made.
Installation of these reclosers will require service interruptions this winter as crews replace existing poles, transformers and wire. Contractors will notify customers before these outages occur. The work also will require road closings and detours around the blocks where work is taking place.
For the week of Feb. 18 to Feb. 22, the tentative schedule (weather permitting) of service interruptions will be as follows:
- Monday: Central Avenue between 10th Street and 12th Street
- Tuesday and Wednesday: 17th Street between Asbury Avenue and Wesley Avenue
- Thursday: Central Avenue between 17th Street and 19th Street
- Friday: Central Avenue at 24th Street