Atlantic City Electric has proposed Powering the Future, a portfolio of projects to expand on the company’s support of New Jersey’s clean energy and climate goals while furthering its commitment to delivering safe and reliable service for its customers and communities. In its proposal, filed with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU), the company outlined 80 interrelated projects that are essential to expanding the local energy grid’s ability to support the interconnection of more solar and other clean energy technologies, improve system reliability, and leverage more modern technologies to help make the grid stronger and more resilient against increasingly impactful storms.

“We are leading the energy transformation across South Jersey, and these 80 projects are central to that effort,” said Tamla Olivier, senior vice president and Chief Operating Officer of Pepco Holdings, which includes Atlantic City Electric. “Powering the Future will broaden the ability for customers to interconnect their solar with the local energy grid while fortifying the grid and addressing specific pockets in our communities where the reliability of service is not meeting our expectations. This work is essential, and we will execute it while keeping bills as low as possible and helping every customer meet their energy needs.”

Powering the Future will accelerate these individual projects to modernize South Jersey’s energy grid, further enhancing energy service for hundreds of thousands of local customers, while supporting the growth of distributed energy resources like solar and battery storage technology. This program will also help create new opportunities for residential solar interconnection in most areas by giving Atlantic City Electric the ability to safely and reliably accommodate approximately 50,000 additional residential solar arrays, more than doubling the number of local solar installations across the company’s service area. Read more from Atlantic City Electric.