Helicopters in Flight for Middle Township
to Wildwood Reliability Project
Who: Atlantic City Electric
What: The Middle Township to Wildwood Reliability Project will use helicopters to move equipment and place poles
When: November through mid- December 2020
Where: Grassy Sound Island and Grassy Sound Channel between Middle Township and West Wildwood
Atlantic City Electric is currently working on the Middle Township to Wildwood Reliability Project and will begin using helicopters to remove existing wooden poles and towers and place new state-of-the-art steel poles, which can withstand winds of up to 120 mph. Work will start in
November and occur through mid-December, weather permitting. The helicopters will fly from a staging area located on Route 47 in Middle Township and travel to and from Grassy Sound Island and Grassy Sound Channel between Middle Township and West Wildwood.
The use of helicopters is an innovative and environmentally conscious way to build energy infrastructure in sensitive habitats. This project will upgrade four miles of critical transmission line between Middle Township and the Wildwoods, strengthening the local energy infrastructure against more extreme weather and improve reliability for more than 24,000 customers.
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Atlantic City Electric is a unit of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation’s leading energy provider, with approximately 10 million customers. Atlantic City Electric provides safe and reliable energy service to approximately 560,000 customers in southern New Jersey.