PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With significant snow and winds forecasted to hit the region this weekend, PECO is ready. PECO’s 2,400 employees and more than 500 additional contractors are prepared to respond to customers’ needs, repair potential storm damage, and safely restore service as quickly as possible.
With preparations beginning earlier this week, PECO has placed crews and personnel on standby, and secured local contractors and other assistance from its sister utility, ComEd, in Chicago.
PECO reminds customers to stay safe during extreme winter weather and prepare for possible storm damage. Customers can visit peco.com/alerts to choose how to receive messages from PECO regarding an outage or severe weather – via text, email or phone. Customers also should:
- Have a flashlight with fresh batteries on each floor of your home, charge cell phones and other mobile devices, and have a supply of bottled water and easy-to-prepare food.
- Report electric outages immediately at peco.com, on PECO Smart Mobile On-the-Go, the company’s mobile website, or by calling 1-800-841-4141. Customers also are reminded to report any natural gas issues by calling 1-800-841-4141.
- Stay away from downed wires, damaged electric equipment, and tree limbs and branches contacting electrical equipment. Always assume PECO’s equipment is energized, even if there is an outage in your neighborhood. Report these dangerous conditions to PECO immediately at 1-800-841-4141.
More safety and storm preparation tips are available at peco.com/safety.
Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). The company’s 2,400 dedicated employees provide advanced, innovative energy solutions to 1.6 million electric and more than 506,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. In 2014 PECO delivered 89.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 37.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity and had an estimated economic impact of $4.5 billion in Pennsylvania, supporting more than 9,600 local jobs and producing $760 million in labor income. Founded in 1881, PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia Region's most active corporate citizens, providing leadership, volunteer and financial support to numerous arts and culture, education, environmental, economic development and community programs and organizations. For more information visit PECO.com, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.
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