PECO Invests $7 Million in Electric Transmission Project to Benefit Delaware
PHILADELPHIA -- December 17, 2013
As part of PECO’s efforts to provide safe and reliable electric service, the
company recently completed a $7 million substation improvement project in
Delaware County. The project included the installation of a 138 kilovolt (kV)
capacitor bank and related equipment to reinforce the local electric
transmission system. Project work began earlier this year and was completed at
the end of November.
PECO’s electric transmission system provides high voltage electricity to
electric distribution substations throughout the region. Electric distribution
substations convert high voltage electricity from transmission lines into
lower voltages for delivery to homes and businesses.
“We are constantly evaluating and upgrading our facilities and equipment to
ensure safe and reliable service for our customers,” said John McDonald, vice
president of Technical Services, PECO. “These strategic infrastructure
investments help us meet the needs of our customers and deliver the level of
service that they have come to expect from us.”
PECO invests hundreds of millions of dollars in infrastructure improvement
projects on an annual basis to ensure continued electric service reliability
for customers throughout the service territory.
Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary
of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). PECO serves 1.6 million electric and
497,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and employs about
2,400 people in the region. PECO delivered 76.5 billion cubic feet of natural
gas and 37.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2012. 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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