For Immediate Release
PHILADELPHIA (March 16, 2016) – PECO employees Keith Kowalski, manager of Environmental Programs and Services, and David Mobraaten, senior Environmental compliance specialist, recently were honored by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) with Technology Transfer Awards for their work in research and development (R&D). The Technology Transfer Award is given annually to EPRI members who have explored and implemented innovative technologies on behalf of the company and the industry.
Kowalski and Mobraaten received the award for their work in developing statistical methods for predicting the potential polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) concentration in electrical equipment. Lorinda Alms of Exelon sister utility, ComEd in Chicago, also was honored.
“PECO is committed to developing innovative solutions to benefit our customers and the communities we serve,” said Craig Adams, PECO president and CEO. “These significant awards represent our continued efforts to support industry-wide progress and sustainability.”
The award was presented during a meeting of EPRI’s environment advisors in Phoenix, Arizona in early March. EPRI presented its 2015 Technology Transfer Awards for environmental research and development to a total of 43 individuals, representing 24 electric power companies.
“The 2015 Technology Transfer Award winners made significant achievements in applying EPRI research results, or acting as champions for EPRI research programs,” said Anda Ray, senior vice president, energy, environment and external relations and chief sustainability officer at EPRI. “The commitment and collaboration demonstrated by these individuals and teams enables the power industry to shape a sustainable future for electricity and advance environmental research for the benefit of their stakeholders and society.”
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 PECO.com, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.
The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI, www.epri.com) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in electricity, including reliability, efficiency, affordability, health, safety and the environment. EPRI's members represent approximately 90 percent of the electricity generated and delivered in the United States, and international participation extends to more than 30 countries. EPRI's principal offices and laboratories are located in Palo Alto, Calif.; Charlotte, NC; Knoxville, Tenn.; and Lenox, Mass.
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