September 12, 2011 - Montgomery and Delaware County Residents to Benefit from Planned PECO Upgrades

Thousands of  Montgomery County and Delaware County residents will benefit from a $16 million upgrade to electric equipment along transmission lines in Plymouth Meeting, Upper Merion, Lower Merion, Radnor, Haverford and Bryn Mawr.  Two community open houses are scheduled this fall to discuss the project, which will begin construction in late 2012, specifically:

Delaware County     
Tuesday, September 20
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Radnor Hotel
591 East Lancaster Avenue
St. Davids, PA

Montgomery County
Thursday, September 22
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Bridgeport Elementary School
900 Bush Street
Bridgeport, PA

There will be no formal presentations at these events, and residents may attend at any time between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Helping to ensure continued safe and reliable service for customers, project work includes the installation of new lines and upgrading of about 90 structures along 10 miles of the high-voltage transmission line connecting PECO’s substation in Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County to the company’s substation in Bryn Mawr, Delaware County.

“We know our customers depend on us to provide the electricity they need 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” said Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Craig Adams. “We are committed to investing in our electric system to enhance electric service to meet the growing needs of our customers in Montgomery and Delaware counties.”

PECO is currently performing site studies and engineering design for this project. Construction will begin in mid-to-late 2012, pending review by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC). The project is expected to be completed in summer 2013.


Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC).  PECO serves 1.6 million electric and 490,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and employs about 2,400 people in the region.  PECO delivered 87.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 39.5 billion kilowatt-hours-hours of electricity in 2010.  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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