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PECO Completes Annual Electrical Equipment Inspections to Ensure Reliable Service for Customers

​10,000 miles of aerial line and 1,884 circuits inspected

PHILADELPHIA (September 4, 2014) – PECO has completed its annual inspection of 1,884 circuits and more than 10,000 miles of aerial electric lines across the region. This more than $500,000 investment is part of the company's ongoing preventative maintenance efforts to help keep the lights on for customers.   

This program includes visual inspection of PECO's aerial electric system to look for potential issues like damaged equipment and sagging lines. Infrared cameras also are used to identify potential issues before an outage occurs by recording temperature variations within equipment during operation. 

"We continuously monitor, inspect, repair and replace equipment, which is crucial to ensuring safe and reliable electric service for our customers," said John McDonald, PECO vice president of Technical Services. "Our preventative maintenance programs help us identify and address potential issues before they impact our customers. This work played a key role in helping us reach record-breaking electric system performance in 2013."    

PECO's overall preventative maintenance program also includes regular inspection of electric and natural gas equipment, including manholes, underground cables, transformers, substations and pipelines. 


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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