PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In celebration of National Lineworker Appreciation Day, PECO salutes the men and women who work tirelessly, day-in and day-out, to provide safe and reliable energy services to customers across the region. PECO celebrates its 1,057 utility workers who operate and maintain natural gas and electric systems and respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week, often in challenging conditions, and on weekends and holidays to keep the lights on and the natural gas flowing for customers.
“Our field employees are an enduring example of the fabric of our company, built on a steadfast foundation of safety and service,” said Mike Innocenzo, senior vice president and chief operating officer. “We are deeply impressed and thankful for their tireless service and continued commitment to our customers, no matter what challenges they may face.”
To honor the nation’s lineworkers, a resolution was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives designating July 10, 2016, as National Lineworker Appreciation Day. PECO joins utility companies across the nation, including Exelon sister utilities Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power and Pepco, in honoring all utility workers – both on the lines and in the field.
Join utilities nationwide in saying thank you by using the hashtag #thankalineworker on social media. Connect with PECO on Facebook and Twitter and view photos of PECO field employees at flickr.com/pecoconnect.
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 511,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. In 2015 PECO delivered 86.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 38 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. The company also has an estimated annual 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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