For Immediate Release
PHILADELPHIA (March 20, 2018)–PECO is closely monitoring weather forecasts and is ready to respond to the effects of a nor’easter moving through the mid-Atlantic region Tuesday and Wednesday. The forecast calls for changing precipitation ranging from rain to heavy, wet snow.
PECO has mobilized field and support personnel, including tree crews, to be ready to respond to any potential service interruptions that may be caused by the storm. In addition to PECO’s employees, contractors from PECO’s Exelon sister utility ComEd in Illinois have been dispatched to assist in the mid-Atlantic if needed.
“Just as we make preparations before a storm, we ask our customers to also prepare for the impact of severe weather,” said Mike Innocenzo, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for PECO. “As we have recently experienced, the widespread and extensive tree damage caused by nor’easters, especially the combination of ice, heavy snow and wind, can lead to extended outages. Preparing in advance and having alternate plans in place are critical steps for everyone to take as major weather systems threaten.”
PECO asks all customers, including those with smart meters, to report their outage. Outages may be reported online at peco.com and via PECO's free mobile app. Customers may also report outages and downed wires by calling 800-841-4141, on peco.com and through mobile devices. To sign up for email and text notifications, visit
Customers with special needs, such as those who may be elderly, disabled or dependent on electricity for medical equipment, should have alternate arrangements in place should they experience an extended power outage.
PECO's restoration priorities are public safety and critical care facilities, such as 911 centers, hospitals and pumping stations. Then restoration is generally scheduled so that the greatest number of customers can be restored as quickly and as safely as possible. However, in cases of extended power outages, consideration is also given to customers who have been without service for the longest.
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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 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
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