On Saturday, July 10, Pepco Energy Services’ Midtown Thermal facility began losing pressure on a key line that provides air conditioning service to six Atlantic City thermal customers.
“We recognize the inconvenience our customers have experienced as a result of this incident and are working around the clock to resolve this issue as quickly and as safely as possible,” said David Weiss, Pepco Energy Services President and Chief Operating Officer.
The Midtown Thermal Plant’s chilled water system which provides cooling to the Atlantic City boardwalk and some boardwalk casinos is working at a limited capacity as a result of a leak on one of the 36 inch underground chiller water pipes. Since Saturday, limited cooling service has been provided. At this time, cooling service to two of the thermal customers has been restored.
All affected customers and local officials, including the City Emergency Management Coordinator have been notified. The company also has activated an emergency plan to bring in temporary cooling equipment for each of the facilities until the leak can be fixed. The first temporary cooling unit will be installed by Friday, July 16 with the remaining customers receiving temporary service by Monday, July 19.