For Immediate Release
Recognizing the tireless work of PECO field workers to provide safe and reliable energy service to area customers
PHILADELPHIA (July 10, 2018) –In celebration of National Lineworker Appreciation Day, PECO salutes the men and women who work tirelessly, day-in and day-out, to provide safe and reliable energy services to customers across the region. PECO celebrates more than 1,100 utility workers who operate and maintain electric and natural gas systems and facilities and respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week, often in challenging conditions, and on weekends and holidays to keep the lights on and the natural gas flowing for customers.
"We are proud of our field employees who work in challenging conditions to bring safe and reliable electric and natural gas service to both our customers and to others across the country during times of need," said John McDonald, PECO senior vice president and COO. "We are deeply impressed and thankful for their tireless service and continued commitment to our customers. Including working around the clock in March to restore service after Winter Storms Riley and Quinn and during a historic seven-week mutual assistance deployment to Puerto Rico."
PECO is actively exploring innovative technologies that can improve system reliability, and its lineworkers make implementing those technologies possible. Examples include using drones to enable more efficient equipment inspections, installing reclosures which can automatically restore service or isolate damage and installing reinforced tree-resistant aerial electric lines.
PECO joins the Electric Edison Institute, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and energy companies across the nation, including Exelon sister utilities Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power and Pepco, in honoring electric field workers.
Join utilities nationwide in saying thank you by using the hashtag #thankalineworker on social media. Connect with PECO on Facebook and Twitter and view photos of PECO field employees at flickr.com/pecoconnect.
Similarly, in March, PECO joined with the American Gas Association, our peer Exelon gas utilities BGE and Delmarva Power, and gas companies across the nation in marking the third annual Natural Gas Utility Workers' Day.
PECO, founded in 1881, is Pennsylvania's largest electric and natural gas utility. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PECO delivers energy to more than 1.6 million electric customers and more than 516,000 natural gas customers in southeastern, Pennsylvania. The company's 2,500 employees are dedicated to the safe and reliable delivery of electricity and natural gas as well as enhanced energy management conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. PECO was named 2017 Best Mid-size Employer in Philadelphia by Forbes Magazine. The company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $4.3 billion in Pennsylvania, supporting more than 8,700 local jobs and producing $732 million in labor income. PECO is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's only Fortune 100 utility and leading competitive energy provider. For more information visit PECO.com, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.
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