CORRECTING and REPLACING PECO Crews Restore Service to More than 725,000 affected by Hurricane Sandy

  CORRECTING and REPLACING PECO Crews Restore Service to More than 725,000
  affected by Hurricane Sandy

       Service to be restored to nearly all customers by end of weekend

CORRECTION...by PECO

Business Wire

PHILADELPHIA -- November 02, 2012

First sentence above second set of bullets should read: At Noon, on Friday
about 125,000 customers remain without service. (sted At Noon, on Tuesday
about 125,000 customers remain without service.)

The corrected release reads:

 PECO CREWS RESTORE SERVICE TO MORE THAN 725,000 AFFECTED BY HURRICANE SANDY

       Service to be restored to nearly all customers by end of weekend

More than 4,600 PECO employees, contractors and workers (from as far away as
Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Maryland, and PECO’s
Chicago-based sister utility ComEd) have restored service to more than 725,000
of the 850,000 PECO customers impacted by Hurricane Sandy. An additional 400
support personnel from Maryland and ComEd joined the restoration effort this
morning.

PECO expects service to be restored to about 90 percent of the customers
impacted by the storm by tonight, with most of the remaining customers to be
restored by Sunday. Service for a small number of customers, with the most
isolated damage, should be restored early next week.

“This is the worst damage I have ever seen,” said Pat O’Neil, a 25-year PECO
veteran supervisor who has been working 16 hour shifts to restore service
since the beginning of the storm. “Many of the areas we are working in had
significant damage, including multiple downed trees and poles, downed wires,
and damaged equipment. In some of these areas, we need to completely rebuild
the electric distribution system and supporting infrastructure to restore
service to our customers.”

Hurricane Sandy left nearly 9 million customers without power in 15 U.S.
states according to the Department of Energy. More than 4 million customers
remain without service along the East Coast, with hundreds of thousands
without power in neighboring states. The most damaging storm in PECO history,
Sandy brought nearly 6 inches of torrential rains and more than 36 hours of
winds gusting to more than 85 mph in Southeastern, Pennsylvania.

Since the storm moved out of our region, PECO field forces have completed more
than 13,800 repair jobs, including more than 2,700 jobs related to damaged
trees, and the company’s Customer Service Organization has handled more than 1
million customer calls. Crews also have replaced:

  *70 miles of wire
  *8,681 fuses
  *1,020 cross arms
  *265 poles

At Noon, on Friday about 125,000 customers remain without service.
Specifically:

  *Bucks County = 75,000
  *Chester County = 5,500
  *Delaware County = 3,800
  *Montgomery County = 38,000
  *Philadelphia County = 2,700

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 should 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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PECO.Communication@exeloncorp.com

Contact:

PECO
Ben Armstrong, 215-841-5555
 
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