PECO Making Headway in Restoring Electric Service After the Most Damaging Storm in Company History

  PECO Making Headway in Restoring Electric Service After the Most Damaging
  Storm in Company History

Company restores service to more than 500,000 customers in less than 72 hours

Business Wire

PHILADELPHIA -- October 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy now ranks as the most damaging storm in PECO history –
interrupting electric service to more than 850,000, or roughly 1 out of every
2 PECO customers. An army of 3,500 PECO crews, contractors and employees from
other utilities, are working tirelessly and have successfully restored service
to more than 500,000 customers by Wednesday afternoon.

At 3 p.m., Wednesday afternoon, about 350,000 customers remain without
service. Specifically:

  *Bucks County = 161,000
  *Chester County = 14,000
  *Delaware County = 19,000
  *Montgomery County = 121,000
  *Philadelphia County = 35,000

Based on our assessment of the extent of damage, PECO expects to be able to
restore service to approximately 80-90 percent of customers impacted by the
storm by Friday night. Service for most of the remaining customers should be
restored during the weekend. Some customers, in the most damaged and isolated
areas may be without electric service until next week.

“More than 8.2 million people lost electric service all along the East coast
following Hurricane Sandy. Our PECO crews and supplemental field forces have
been working in very difficult, dangerous conditions making tremendous
progress restoring electric service to our customers,” said Craig Adams, PECO
president and CEO. “We will continue to work as safely and effectively as
possible to restore service to customers as soon as we can. We know our
customers are inconvenienced when they are without service. Given the massive
destruction caused by this fierce storm, we ask our customers to be patient
and thank them for their understanding as we continue our work.”

While visiting a PECO work site today, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett said,
“Utility crews from across the state, including those from PECO, are doing an
incredible job to restore service to customers impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
This is a huge effort, and we appreciate the support we are receiving from
utilities across the country to help restore electric service to customers in
the Commonwealth.”

While clean up continues, customers should stay away from downed power lines
and damaged equipment. Always assume PECO’s equipment is energized, even if
there is an outage in your neighborhood. Customers in flooded areas are also
reminded to stay away from any flood-covered electric equipment and never
enter basements that are flooded. Report dangerous conditions to PECO
immediately at 1-800-841-4141.

Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary
of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). PECO serves 1.6 million electric and
494,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and employs about
2,400 people in the region. PECO delivered 82.1 billion cubic feet of natural
gas and 38.1 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2011. Founded in 1881,
PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia Region's most active corporate
citizens, providing leadership, volunteer and financial support to numerous
arts and culture, education, environmental, economic development and community
programs and organizations.

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