Atlantic City and its surrounding counties in southern New Jersey are connected to the high-voltage grid through Atlantic City Electric, which was integrated into PJM’s operations in 1981.
Permanent Population of Atlantic City: 39,551*
Population of Atlantic County: 275,862*
Total Atlantic City Electric customers: 545,000
Total amount of megawatt-hours used: 4,384,139***
- Atlantic City’s beach and boardwalk stretch four miles.
- 27 million people visit Atlantic City each year.
- Atlantic City is the birthplace of saltwater taffy. Fralinger’s, the largest maker of the candy, produces 11,000 pounds of it per day.
- The Miss America Competition originated in Atlantic City in 1921.