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PECO Employees Honored with National Technology Award

Electric Power Research Institute recognizes two projects that will help energy companies improve reliability, five total projects from Exelon received awards

PHILADELPHIA (February 21, 2019) – The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) recently honored two PECO employees with the Technology Transfer Award, an annual award given to utility employees who have explored and implemented innovative technologies on behalf of their company and the industry. 

"We are working every day to advance smart energy initiatives for our customers and for our employees," said Mike Innocenzo, PECO president and CEO. "These awards demonstrate our continued commitment to new and innovative technologies across all areas of our company. We are proud of all our employees across PECO and Exelon that have received EPRI's Technology Transfer awards."

Aileen Gallagher, engineer, and Eric Stein, manager, R&D and New Technology Projects, were part of a team of employees including fellow Exelon utilities ComEd and PHI that helped lead a research demonstration project that installed more than 250 energy management circuit breakers (EMCB), a device that can allow utilities and customers to monitor and control electricity use, across 12 utilities, at over 60 sites and in 19 states. This demonstration project has vetted EMCB's for multiple use cases, identified installation challenges and helped to test the data collection system and associated tools.

The awards were presented during EPRI's Power Delivery and Utilization (PDU) awards dinner in San Antonio, Texas on February 12.

"The 2018 Technology Transfer Award winners have demonstrated initiative, collaboration and leadership and represent the very best in power industry R&D," said Arshad Mansoor, senior vice president of R&D at EPRI. "They're shaping, enhancing and transforming the power system of the future by harnessing new and evolving technologies that can deliver benefits to their companies and the entire power industry."

Nineteen employees from Exelon's utilities and generation fleet received a total of four awards.

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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 523,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. The company's 2,700 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. In 2018, PECO was named to Forbes Magazine's list of Best Employers for Women. The company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $4.8 billion in Pennsylvania, supporting more than 9,000 local jobs and producing $775 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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