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NOTICE OF FILING OF ELECTRIC RATE INCREASE AND PUBLIC HEARINGS TO CUSTOMERS OF ATLANTIC CITY ELECTRIC COMPANY In the Matter of the Petition of Atlantic City Electric Company for Approval of Electric Base Rate Adjustments Pursuant to the PowerAhead Program (11/2020) BPU Docket No. ER20110693 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, on November 2, 2020, Atlantic City Electric Company (“ACE” or “Company”), a New Jersey public utility, filed a Petition with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (“Board” or “BPU”), BPU Docket No. ER20110693, seeking the Board’s approval of proposed changes to electric base rates to provide for cost recovery associated with the Company’s PowerAhead program (“Petition”). On May 31, 2017, the Board issued an Order, effective June 10, 2017, approving the Company’s PowerAhead program in BPU Docket No. ER16030252. The Board Order approved up to $79 million, plus associated Allowance for Funds Used During Construction, in investments to be recovered pursuant to a stipulated cost recovery mechanism providing for adjustments to base rates. The investments in the PowerAhead program focused on storm resiliency and hardening, grid modernization, and supported New Jersey’s Energy Master Plan through energy reduction and increased deployment of renewable energy resources. The investments were to be made over a five-year period that began on the effective date of the Board Order approving the program (i.e., June 10, 2017). The Company requested that all of the rates shown below become effective for service rendered on and after April 1, 2021 (that is, the date requested in the Petition for implementation of rates). If the Board approves this request, the monthly bill for a typical residential customer (using approximately 679 kWh/month) will increase by $0.11 or approximately 0.08%. The exact amount that your bill will increase depends upon the amount of electricity you use. A chart is included with this notice to help residential customers assess the impact of the proposed new rates on their monthly bills. The Company filed the following changes to its existing rates with the BPU. Any final rate adjustments found by the Board to be just and reasonable may be modified and/or allocated by the Board in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 48:3-4, and for other good and legally sufficient reasons, to any class or classes of customers of the Company. Therefore, the described changes may increase or decrease based upon the Board’s decision. The following table demonstrates the Company’s proposed rates based upon actual data through December 31, 2020: Residential Service (RS) CUSTOMER CHARGE: $5.77 DISTRIBUTION CHARGES ($/KWH): 0 – 750 SUMMER $0.066157 OVER 750 SUMMER $0.076901 WINTER $0.060605 Monthly General Service – Secondary (MGS-SEC) Monthly General Service – Primary (MGS-Prim) SINGLE PHASE $9.96 $14.70 THREE PHASE $11.59 $15.97 DEMAND CHARGE SUMMER ($/KW) $2.71 $1.58 DEMAND CHARGE WINTER ($/KW) $2.22 $1.23 REACTIVE DEMAND CHARGE ($/KVAR) $0.58 $0.43 Delivery Charges CUSTOMER CHARGE – SINGLE PHASE DISTRIBUTION DEMAND CHARGES: DISTRIBUTION KWH CHARGES SUMMER ($/KWH) $0.057944 $0.044631 WINTER ($/KWH) $0.051794 $0.043358 Annual General Service – Secondary (AGS-SEC) Annual General Service – Primary (AGS-Prim) Transmission General Service (TGS) Subtransmission < 5,000 kW Transmission General Service (TGS) Subtransmission 5,000 – 9,000 kW Transmission General Service (TGS) Subtransmission >9,000 kW CUSTOMER CHARGE $193.22 $744.15 $131.75 $4,363.57 $7,921.01 DISTRIBUTION DEMAND CHARGES ($/KW): $11.19 $8.91 $3.81 $2.94 $1.48 REACTIVE DEMAND CHARGE ($/KVAR) $0.86 $0.67 $0.52 $0.52 $0.52 Transmission General Service (TGS) < 5,000 kW Transmission General Service (TGS) 5,000 – 9,000 kW Transmission General Service (TGS) >9,000 kW $128.21 $4,246.42 $19,316.15 DISTRIBUTION DEMAND CHARGES ($/KW): CUSTOMER CHARGE $2.97 $2.30 $0.17 REACTIVE DEMAND CHARGE ($/KVAR) $0.50 $0.50 $0.50 Direct Distribution Connection (DDC) Street & Private Lighting (SPL)* Contributed Street Lighting (CSL)* DISTRIBUTION: SERVICE & DEMAND (PER DAY PER CONNECTION) $0.162890 - - ENERGY (PER DAY FOR EACH KW OF EFFECTIVE LOAD) $0.784581 - - Delivery Charges * See Rate Schedules for details of monthly charges per fixture. Residential customers can compare their monthly usage with the chart below to see how these rate changes, as proposed, will affect their bills: Charges Under Previous Rates MONTHLY KWH USE Winter Summer 100 $24.82 Charges Under Proposed Rates MONTHLY KWH USE Winter Summer $24.29 100 $24.83 $24.31 $61.37 300 $62.92 $61.32 300 $62.97 500 $101.02 $98.35 500 $101.10 $98.44 750 $148.65 $144.64 750 $148.78 $144.76 1000 $196.28 $196.13 1000 $196.45 $196.30 1500 $291.52 $299.11 1500 $291.78 $299.37 2000 $386.77 $402.09 2000 $387.11 $402.44 3000 $577.28 $608.06 3000 $577.79 $608.57 The above assumes that customers receive their electric supply from the Company. The chart below provides information as to the percentage rate change by customer class: Rate Schedule Percent Change by Customer Class RESIDENTIAL 0.08% MONTHLY GENERAL SERVICE SECONDARY 0.09% MONTHLY GENERAL SERVICE PRIMARY 0.07% ANNUAL GENERAL SERVICE SECONDARY 0.06% ANNUAL GENERAL SERVICE PRIMARY 0.04% TRANSMISSION GENERAL SERVICE 0.02% STREET AND PRIVATE LIGHTING/ CONTRIBUTED STREET LIGHTING 0.08% DIRECT DISTRIBUTION CONNECTION 0.14% A copy of this Notice of Filing and Public Hearings on the Petition is being served upon the clerk, executive or administrator of each municipality and county within the Company’s service territory. The Petition and this Notice have also been sent to the New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel (“Rate Counsel”), who will represent the interests of all ACE customers in this proceeding. Copies of ACE’s Petition and this Public Notice are posted on ACE’s website at https://www.atlanticcityelectric.com/Pages/PublicPostings.aspx. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a telephonic hearing on the Petition will be conducted at the date and times listed below so that members of the public may present their views on the Company’s Petition: Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 TIME: 4:30 P.M. TIME: 5:30 P.M. DIAL-IN NUMBER:(866) 326-9183 PASSCODE: 617161# DIAL-IN NUMBER: (866) 326-9183 PASSCODE: 617161# Representatives of the Board’s Staff and Rate Counsel will participate in the public hearing by phone. Members of the public are invited to listen and participate by phone through the above designated dial-in number and passcode and may express their views on this Petition. Such comments will be made a part of the final record of the proceeding to be considered by the Board. In order to encourage full participation in this opportunity for public comment, please submit any requests for needed accommodations, such as interpreters, 48 hours prior to the above hearings to the Board’s Secretary at board.secretary@bpu.nj.gov. The Board will also accept written and e-mailed comments. Members of the public may file comments with the Secretary of the Board either by e-mail in pdf or Word format to board.secretary@bpu.nj.gov or through the Board’s External Access Portal after obtaining a MyNewJersey Portal ID. Once an account is established, you will need an authorization code which can be obtained upon request by e-mailing the Board’s IT Helpdesk at ITHELPDESK@bpu.nj.gov. Detailed instructions for e-Filing can be found on the Board’s home page at https://www.nj.gov/bpu/agenda/efiling. Written comments may be submitted to the Board Secretary, Aida Camacho-Welch, at the Board of Public Utilities, 44 South Clinton Avenue, 9th Floor, P.O. Box 350, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0350. All comments should include the name of the Petition and the docket number. Although both written and e-mailed comments will be given equal consideration and will be made part of the final record, the recommended method of transmittal is by e-mail or the portal to ensure timely receipt while the Board continues to work remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hearings will continue, if necessary, on such additional dates and times as the Board may designate, to ensure that all interested persons are heard. Dated: February 18, 2021 Atlantic City Electric Company Printer Fee: $317.50 Pub Date: February 18, 2021 Order #: 0000160772

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