PECO Restores Service to 98% of Customers Affected by Tuesday Storms
More than 254,000 customers restored in less than 36 hours
PHILADELPHIA -- July 10, 2014
PECO has restored service to nearly all of the more than 260,000 customers
affected by Tuesday evening’s severe thunderstorms that brought widespread
damage to electric equipment.
PECO crews, contract personnel and staff have worked throughout the day and
night to repair damage to the system and restore service to more than 254,000
customers in less than 36 hours.
As of 8 a.m.,Thursday, approximately 5,900customers remain without service.
More than 2,800 PECO employees and contractors will continue to work
around-the-clock to repair damage at individual locations to restore service
to customers. Because of the extent of the damage, some customers could be
without service until tomorrow.
Crews from Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Ohio,
Illinois, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan and Wisconsin will
join PECO crews today in supporting the restoration effort. The company
continues to have enhanced staffing in place in the company’s call center,
dispatch centers and in the field to respond to customer needs.
PECO understands that customers are inconvenienced when they are without
service, and crews will continue to work to safely restore service as quickly
as possible. PECO urges customers to stay safe and always stay away from any
storm damaged electrical equipment, especially downed power lines and tree
limbs that may come into contact with power lines.
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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Romona Riscoe Benson, 215-841-5555
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