PECO Working to Restore Service Following Holiday Storms

  PECO Working to Restore Service Following Holiday Storms

Business Wire

PHILADELPHIA -- July 4, 2014

A line of severe thunderstorms with severe lightning, damaging winds and heavy
rainfall moved through the region creating widespread damage and interrupting
electric service to about 155,000 PECO customers. As these storms move out of
the region, PECO crews will be working throughout the holiday weekend to
restore service to all customers impacted by the storm.

PECO has activated its Emergency Response Organization and all available
personnel are responding to restore service as safely and quickly as possible.
The company also has enhanced staffing in place in the company’s call center,
dispatch centers and in the field to respond to customer needs.

As of 9 p.m., Thursday, more than 118,000 customers remain without service.

  *Bucks County = 18,000
  *Chester County = 48,000
  *Delaware County = 9,000
  *Montgomery County = 14,000
  *Philadelphia County = 29,000
  *York County = 400

With storms continuing to move through the region and damage still occurring,
it is too early to determine when service will be restored to all customers.
PECO crews will continue to work around-the-clock to assess the damage and
make repairs.

PECO urges customers to stay safe and always stay away from storm damaged
electrical equipment, especially downed power lines and tree limbs that my
come into contact with power lines. Customers should not enter basements that
may be flooded due to excessive rain. Water at certain levels can be
energized, damage indoor gas meters, and also extinguish natural gas pilots.

Customers experiencing any electric or natural gas issues should call the
company at 1-800-841-4141. Customers also can report an outage at
or by using PECO Smart Mobile On-the-Go, the company’s mobile enhanced

Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary
of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). PECO serves 1.6 million electric and more
than 500,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and employs
about 2,400 people in the region. PECO delivered 85.7 billion cubic feet of
natural gas and 37.8 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2013. 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. For more information visit, and connect
with the company on Facebook and Twitter.

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Debra Yemenijian, 215-841-5555
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