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PECO Communications

Annual Electrical Equipment Inspections Ensure Reliable Service for PECO Customers

10,000 miles of aerial line and 1,932 circuits inspected

PHILADELPHIA (September 9, 2015) – PECO has recently inspected 1,932 circuits and more than 10,000 miles of aerial electric lines to keep the lights on for customers across the region. This $400,000 investment 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, critical to ensuring safe and reliable electric service for our customers,” said John McDonald, vice president of Technical Services. “This work is part of more than $500 million invested each year to improve the electric system and identify and address potential issues before they impact our customers.”

PECO’s overall preventive 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 506,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and employs about 2,400 people in the region.  PECO delivered 89.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 37.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2014.  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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