PECO completes power grid work for winter reliability

PECO transmission and distribution

As temperatures begin to drop, PECO has completed more than a dozen projects to keep the lights on and natural gas flowing for customers all winter long.

Each year, PECO invests nearly $100 million in the company’s natural gas system to provide safe and reliable service for customers. This work includes equipment inspections, repairs and replacements, and preventive maintenance on the company’s natural gas transmission and distribution system.

This year PECO installed more than 6,600 feet of underground natural gas main to meet the growing needs of customers. The company also completed 80 projects to replace more than 95,000 feet of existing natural gas line with new plastic pipe, which enhances safety, is more durable and improves service. PECO also has secured natural gas supply and completed filling storage facilities to serve more than 508,000 natural gas customers this heating season.

The company also has inspected more than 10,000 miles of aerial electric lines and more than 2,100 manholes to examine and make any needed repairs to underground electrical equipment. PECO also has completed eight electrical enhancement projects to meet increased customer demand during the winter. This seasonal readiness work is a part of $500 million invested each year in the company’s electric system.

“Our customers depend on us to safely deliver the energy they need – this is particularly critical during the colder winter months,” said Craig Adams, president and CEO. “The completion of these projects marks months and months of work to ensure we are ready to meet their needs.”

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