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 April 15 to 19, the tentative schedule (weather permitting) of service interruptions will be as follows:
- Monday-Tuesday: On 51st Street between Central and Asbury Avenues
- Tuesday-Wednesday: 55th Street between Central and Asbury Avenues
- Wednesday-Thursday: On Asbury between 54th and 55th Streets
- Thursday-Friday: On Asbury between 48th and 49th Streets