For Immediate Release
PHILADELPHIA (February 14, 2015) – PECO's emergency response organization has been activated and the company is mobilizing additional field and office personnel in preparation for high winds forecasted to blow through the region Saturday evening into Sunday. High winds and wind gusts can bring tree limbs into contact with power lines and damage electrical equipment. PECO crews are ready to respond to any outages that might occur, repairing storm damage and safely restoring service to customers as quickly as possible.
PECO reminds customers to stay safe during extreme weather and prepare for possible storm damage. Customers should:
More safety and storm preparation tips are available at peco.com/safety.
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 PECO.com, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.
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