PECO restores service to 98 percent of customers affected by storms

More than 254,000 customers restored in less than 36 hours

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PECO has restored service to nearly all of the more than 260,000 customers affected by Tuesday evening’s severe thunderstorms that brought widespread damage to electric equipment.

PECO crews, contract personnel and staff have worked throughout the day and night to repair damage to the system and restore service to more than 254,000 customers in less than 36 hours.

Utility Crews Restoring Power

As of 8 a.m., Thursday, about 5,900 customers remain without service. More than 2,800 PECO employees and contractors will continue to work around-the-clock to repair damage at individual locations to restore service to customers. Because of the extent of the damage, some customers could be without service until tomorrow.

Crews from Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Ohio, Illinois, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan and Wisconsin will join PECO crews in supporting the restoration effort. The company continues to have enhanced staffing in place in the company’s call center, dispatch centers and in the field to respond to customer needs.

Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility unit of Exelon Corp. PECO serves 1.6 million electric and more than 500,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and employs about 2,400 people in the region. PECO delivered 85.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 37.8 billion kWh of electricity in 2013.

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