PECO Working to Restore Service Following Tuesday Evening Storms
75% of affected customers restored in less than 12 hours
PHILADELPHIA -- July 9, 2014
A strong band of thunderstorms with severe lightning and damaging winds moved
through the Philadelphia region Tuesday evening causing widespread damage and
interrupting electric service to more than 260,000 PECO customers.
PECO crews worked through the night to assess damage to the system and restore
service to more than 190,000 customers impacted by the storm. PECO has
activated its emergency response organization, and enhanced staffing is in
place in the company’s call center, dispatch centers and in the field to
safely restore service as quickly as possible.
As of 8 a.m., Wednesday, approximately 70,000 customers remain without
*Bucks County = 15,000
*Chester County = 27,800
*Delaware County = 14,600
*Montgomery County = 9,700
*Philadelphia County = 1,420
*York County = 600
PECO crews continue to assess damage on the system and estimated restoration
times for customers remaining without service will be available as damage is
fully assessed. PECO crews will continue to work around-the-clock to safely
make repairs and restore service to customers.
As the potential for severe weather continues on Wednesday, 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 experiencing any electric or natural gas issues should call the
company at 1-800-841-4141. Customers also can report an outage at www.peco.com
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 PECO.com, and connect
with the company on Facebook and Twitter.
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via e-mail, please send your e-mail address to
Romona Riscoe Benson, 215-841-5555
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