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 the reclosers will require service interruptions this winter as crews replace existing poles, transformers and wire. Contractors will notify customers before these outages occur.
For the week of Jan. 14 through Jan. 19, the tentative schedule (weather permitting) of service interruptions will be as follows:
- Monday: Between Second Street and Third Street on Wesley Avenue
- Tuesday and Wednesday: Atlantic Avenue between Third Street and Fourth Street
- Thursday through Saturday morning: Atlantic Avenue between Fourth Street and Fifth Street
- Saturday: On Central Avenue between Fifth Street and Sixth Street