For Immediate Release
PHILADELPHIA (July 2, 2014) – PECO is investing nearly $6 million to enhance the local electric distribution system in southern Chester County. PECO will upgrade and expand equipment and systems to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of electricity to thousands of customers in Elk Township, and East and West Nottingham townships.
As part of the project, PECO will upgrade seven miles along an existing 34-kilovolt (kV) distribution line and extend the line by one mile. The company also will install 90 new distribution transformers and 200 new PECO poles.
Work will begin on Christine Road at Stoney Lane in West Nottingham Township and continue to Barnsley Chrome Road in East Nottingham Township. This work will continue into Elk Township along Chrome New London Road (which becomes State Road) to Lewisville Road (Route 472).
Work will begin in early July and continue into the spring of 2015. In addition to the construction and replacement of electrical equipment, tree trimming will be performed along the route as needed.
"Each year, PECO invests hundreds of millions of dollars in infrastructure projects in order to provide customers with safe and reliable service," said John McDonald, PECO vice president of Technical Services. "This project is another example of our ongoing work to keep the lights on for our customers."
PECO invests millions of dollars annually to improve the electric system infrastructure, including performing preventive maintenance and upgrading equipment. These ongoing system enhancement projects contributed to the company's record-breaking electric and natural gas reliability performance in 2013 with customers experiencing the fewest number of outages in the company's history, surpassing previous records set in 2012.
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 visitPECO.com, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.
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