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Firm predicts only slight increase in peak summer energy use

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BVrian Ianieri

Atlantic City Electric lineman Tim Hesse, right, and Duncan Barney use bucket trucks to hook up a new electric feed on Fire Road in Egg Harbor Township on Friday morning.

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The company that coordinates electricity on the massive power grid that includes South Jersey expects peak energy use this summer to increase about 1 percent, slightly lower than normal due to a sluggish economy.

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BVrian Ianieri

Atlantic City Electric lineman Tim Hesse, right, and Duncan Barney use bucket trucks to hook up a new electric feed on Fire Road in Egg Harbor Township on Friday morning.