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AC Electric promotes ways to help neighbors with holiday energy assistance programs

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AC Electric announces Good Neighbor Energy Fund and Gift of Energy programs.

MAYS LANDING   The holiday season can be difficult for many as they continue to face financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, experience challenges meeting their basic needs, and may be separated from loved ones. Atlantic City Electric is offering opportunities to give back locally through the Good Neighbor Energy Fund and Gift of Energy programs. These Atlantic City Electric programs provide meaningful support for South Jersey families and individuals who need support paying their energy bill.

Good Neighbor Energy Fund

Through the Good Neighbor Energy Fund, Atlantic City Electric works with New Jersey SHARES  to provide payment assistance to customers who may be facing hardships. Donated funds are then disbursed to qualified recipients. Atlantic City Electric matches customer donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $20,000 annually.

Customers can contribute to the Good Neighbor Energy Fund directly through their Atlantic City Electric bill by paying exactly $1.00 over their bill amount. The amount a customer contributes must be exactly $1.00 over their billed amount; amounts over $1.00 will not be recognized as a contribution and will result in a credit to the customer's account. Customers can make a $1.00 contribution each time they pay their Atlantic City Electric bill.

For more information, visit atlanticcityelectric.com/GNEF.

Gift of Energy

Through the Gift of Energy program, anyone can make a payment toward an Atlantic City Electric customer's energy bill. The Gift of Energy is an easy way to support someone you care for this yearall from the safety and comfort of your home. All that is needed to successfully make a payment on behalf of someone else is the customer's name and address or phone number associated with the account. The gift will appear on the recipient's future energy bill as a credit. Those interested in giving the Gift of Energy can do so online at atlanticcityelectric.com/Gift or by calling 800-642-3780.

Bill-payment assistance to help customers

As a reminder, customers who are past due on their Atlantic City Electric bill should contact the company as soon as possible. Customers should never wait until they are in crisis to contact Atlantic City Electricthe time is now. Atlantic City Electric will work with every customer to help identify the support necessary to continue energy service. To learn more about assistance options customers can call 800-642-3780 or visit atlanticcityelectric.com/EnergyAssistance for additional information.

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