For Immediate Release
PHILADELPHIA (January 10, 2020) – PECO employees are headed to northern Illinois to provide support to its sister utility, ComEd, in advance of a severe winter storm that is forecasted to bring snow, ice, and high winds to the region. PECO is sending approximately 30 lineworkers and additional support personnel, as well as 30 contractors to assist in power restoration efforts.
"Having endured storms like Winter Storms Riley and Quinn, 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 John McDonald, PECO senior vice president and COO. "We are so proud of our employees who are answering this call for help."
Over the years, PECO has sent hundreds of crews 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 throughout the U.S. and Canada have helped with restoration efforts in southeastern Pennsylvania 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 529,000 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 (Nasdaq: 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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