PECO readies power grid to provide safe and reliable service in winter

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As temperatures begin to dip, PECO has been hard at work to complete the necessary projects to ensure the company’s natural gas and electric systems are ready to meet the energy needs of our customers all winter long.

Each year, PECO invests more than $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 7,200 feet of underground natural gas main to meet the growing needs of customers. The company also completed 146 projects to replace more than 106,000 feet of existing natural gas line with new plastic pipe, which enhances safety, is more durable and improves service. PECO has secured natural gas supply and completed filling storage facilities to serve more than 511,000 natural gas customers this heating season.

The company also has inspected more than 13,000 miles of aerial electric lines and more than 2,200 manholes to examine and make any needed repairs to underground electrical equipment. PECO has completed three 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.

“This work is essential to meeting the increased natural gas and electricity needs of our customers during the coldest months of the year,” said Craig Adams, president and CEO. “This work begins months in advance and helps us meet the increased demand for energy, when our customers need it the most.”

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