Improved process will assist customers and vendors interested in solar power
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (May 12, 2016) – Atlantic City Electric is making it easier for its customers to install solar panels on their rooftops and connect them to the electric distribution system. The changes will allow our customers, who are interested in installing solar panels, to bypass the paper process and instead complete a convenient online application. The other change allows an authorized contractor who is selling, leasing or installing the solar panels to quickly get customer information they need to enable installation.
“This is a continuing effort to accommodate our customers in making this process more streamlined and efficient,” said Vincent Maione, Atlantic City Electric region president. “We’re responding to customer feedback and helping support the growth of solar power in our market.”
Any customer who wants to generate power using solar panels needs a new net meter so that the excess electricity generated by solar can be transferred back to the electric grid, allowing the customer to receive credits on their bills. With the creation of the new online application portal for solar customers, the process is expected to become even easier. Contractors and self-install customers can access the portal through atlanticcityelectric.com/gpc.
Under current law, every solar contractor is required to know how much electricity a customer has used in the past before they can install solar panels. This ensures the panels can be correctly sized to match those customers’ needs.
In the past, gathering and providing the customer’s historical usage information to the contractor was a manual process, but the new online system has a secure, automated form that is quick and easy to use.
As of March 30, more than 4,600 customers in the Atlantic City Electric region use net meters on their homes. That compares to approximately 4,000 a year ago. New Jersey is one of the fastest growing states for solar generation.
Our mobile app is available at www.atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp.
Atlantic City Electric, a public utility owned by Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), provides safe, reliable and affordable regulated electric delivery services to more than 547,000 customers in southern New Jersey.