For Immediate Release
PHILADELPHIA (September 29, 2016) – As part of PECO's ongoing efforts to provide customers with safe, reliable, affordable and clean natural gas service, the company is investing more than $550,000 this year to enhance the local natural gas distribution system in Lower Providence Township.
This work, which will begin in October and will continue through December 2016, is part of a multi-year plan to modernize PECO's natural gas system. The project includes replacing existing natural gas main and bare steel natural gas service lines with new plastic pipe, which enhances safety, is more durable and improves service reliability.
Crews will be working in Lower Providence Township on Germantown Pike from River Road to east of Cross Keys Road. Work will be coordinated with any planned township or other utility projects to minimize the impact on area traffic and our customers.
"We continuously review our natural gas distribution system to identify opportunities to further improve service and enhance safety," said Ron Bradley, vice president of Gas Operations. "This work ensures we can continue to provide safe and reliable natural gas service to our customers."
These projects are part of more than $100 million in capital investments PECO is making to its natural gas system this year. This includes inspecting equipment, completing necessary equipment repairs or replacements, performing preventive maintenance work, and installing additional natural gas main and service lines to bring natural gas service to new customers.
The company maintains a rigorous maintenance and inspection program to ensure safe and reliable service for more than 511,000 natural gas customers. PECO operates and maintains more than 12,000 miles of natural gas distribution and service lines, and 30 miles of natural gas transmission lines in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Lancaster counties.
For customers not currently using natural gas, new programs and incentives are available to help make choosing natural gas more affordable. And, customers continue to save money due to lower natural gas prices. PECO customers are currently paying the lowest price for natural gas in 15 years.
For more information about making the switch to natural gas, visit
peco.com/gasconversion or call
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 511,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. In 2015 PECO delivered 86.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 38 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. The company also has an estimated annual 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
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