PECO Restores Service to More Than 99% of Customers Impacted By Sandy

  PECO Restores Service to More Than 99% of Customers Impacted By Sandy

               Service to be restored to most customers tonight

Business Wire

PHILADELPHIA -- November 06, 2012

Working around-the-clock for a week straight, more than 4,700 PECO employees,
contractors and workers from utilities around the country have restored
electric service to 99 percent of the 850,000 PECO customers impacted by
Hurricane Sandy.

Crews from Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Maryland, and
PECO’s Chicago-and Baltimore-based sister utilities BGE and ComEd are working
along-side PECO employees until every customer is restored.

At 6 p.m., Monday, less than 4,500 customers remained without service, 2,900
in Bucks County and 1,000 in Montgomery County. The company also is working to
restore scattered outages in Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia counties.

PECO expects service to be restored to most customers currently without
electricity by midnight tonight. Service for a small number of customers, with
the most isolated and more significant damage, should be restored by mid-week.
Crews are currently focused on remaining jobs, each of which could require
hours and hours of work, to restore service to all customers remaining without
power.

Hurricane Sandy caused widespread damage along the East Coast, causing power
interruptions for nearly 9 million customers in the Northeast and locally to
more than 850,000 PECO customers – making Sandy the most damaging storm in
company history.

As part of the restoration effort, PECO and supporting field forces have
completed more than 15,000 repair jobs, including nearly 4,000 jobs related to
damaged trees. Crews also have replaced:

  *133 miles of wire (comparably, PECO replaced 86 miles of wire with
    Hurricane Irene)
  *16,057 fuses
  *2,272 cross arms
  *565 poles (comparably, PECO replaced 190 poles with Hurricane Irene)
  *279 transformers (comparably, PECO replaced 114 transformers with
    Hurricane Irene)

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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Contact:

PECO
Ben Armstrong, 215-841-5555
 
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