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For Immediate Release


PECO Communications

PECO Welcomes the Next Generation of Football Stars to Philadelphia

Company welcomes the 2017 Draft with special spectacle of lights

WHAT:          Football themed PECO Crown Lights messaging, including special welcome messages and special NFL Draft Host Committee feature messaging will appear on PECO's iconic Crown Lights System.

Employees at PECO's Main Office Building and area command centers and staged at locations across the city and region will ensure safe and reliable service for Draft related events and activities.

WHEN:         Crown Lights Messaging: 5 p.m. through midnight, Thursday, April 26.

                     2301 Market Street 
                     Philadelphia, PA 19103

BACKGROUND:  PECO is proud to be part of the team of critical services and play an integral role as Philadelphia hosts the 2017 Draft. In celebration, the company will mark the occasion with special custom messaging on the company's famed Crown Lights system. Running from 5 p.m. – midnight, the lights will welcome visitors and feature special messaging provided by the NFL Draft Host Committee.

PECO has been displaying messages atop its 23rd and Market Street headquarters since July 4, 1976. Since that time, the company has saluted local community and non-profit organizations with more than 20,000 messages. The energy efficient system, unveiled on July 4, 2009, contains more than 2 million, energy-efficient LED lights with color capability.

Also, during the past several weeks PECO has worked with the City of Philadelphia, the NFL Draft Host Committee, local, state and federal agencies, and others to ensure a safe and successful event for residents and visitors alike. The company has inspected manholes and individual pieces of equipment and completed any preventative maintenance work necessary to ensure safe and reliable energy service. In addition, PECO employees will work throughout the week to support the Draft.


  • Crews and other resources will be pre-staged throughout the area, to quickly respond if needed.
  • The company also will have its Emergency Response Organization at the ready to respond.

  • PECO employees also are volunteering to support the Fan Experience on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.


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. 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, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.

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