For Immediate Release
PHILADELPHIA (November 24, 2015) – As the holiday shopping season begins, PECO has completed work to ensure safe and reliable service for local shoppers. The company has completed inspections of approximately 150 miles of aerial line and 18 circuits that provide electric service to regional shopping malls and shipping distribution centers.
PECO’s innovative program includes upgrading, replacing and repairing electrical equipment and completing maintenance work at key locations across the region. This work is part of PECO’s annual $500 million investment to provide advanced energy services to customers and the communities we serve.
The inspections included visual examination of PECO’s aerial electric system to identify potential issues like damaged equipment and sagging lines. Innovative technologies such as infrared cameras are used to identify potential issues before they occur by recording temperature variations within a piece of equipment while in operation.
PECO’s annual circuit patrol program includes the inspection of 1,932 circuits and more than 10,000 miles of aerial lines throughout the service territory.
In addition to electric system inspections, PECO also invests nearly $100 million in the company’s natural gas system. This work includes equipment inspections, repairs and replacements, and preventive maintenance on the company’s natural gas transmission and distribution system.
Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). The company’s 2,400 dedicated employees provide advanced, innovative energy solutions to 1.6 million electric and more than 506,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. In 2014 PECO delivered 89.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 37.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity and had an estimated economic impact of $4.5 billion in Pennsylvania, supporting more than 9,600 local jobs and producing $760 million in labor income. 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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