For Immediate Release
Part of a massive Exelon effort to aid in restoring power
PHILADELPHIA (September 10, 2017) PECO has dispatched crews and support contractors to assist with restoring power in areas of the southeast U.S. damaged by Hurricane Irma. More than 200 PECO employees and contractors have been sent south as part of mutual assistance networks coordinating recovery efforts. PECO joins with its Exelon sister utilities—Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power, and Pepco—in making available more than 1,800 utility employees and contractors to assist.
"Enduring storms like Hurricane Sandy and Ice Storm Nika, we know firsthand how crucial assistance from other utilities can be in safely restoring service to customers when a severe storm hits," said PECO president and CEO, Craig Adams. "We are proud of our employees who are supporting this monumental restoration effort."
PECO has been tracking this dangerous weather system since it formed to ensure resources could be directed where and when they were needed. Throughout Exelon, emergency preparedness teams work year-round to coordinate restoration efforts and share best practices to be ready for scenarios like Hurricane Irma.
Over the years, PECO has sent hundreds of employees and support personnel to assist utilities, in our region and across the country, as part of regional, mutual assistance networks. Just as PECO provides support, crews from across the U.S. have helped with restoration efforts in this region following severe storms. PECO greatly appreciates the dedication and skill of our employees and contractors who answer the call to assist others in times of need. We are focused on their safety as they work to restore the energy services that are critical to customers' daily lives.
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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