Annual Electrical Equipment Inspections Ensure Reliable Service for PECO Customers
10,000 miles of aerial line and 1,932 circuits inspected
PECO has recently inspected 1,932 circuits and more than 10,000 miles of
aerial electric lines to keep the lights on for customers across the
region. This $400,000 investment includes visual inspection of PECO’s
aerial electric system to look for potential issues like damaged
equipment and sagging lines. Infrared cameras also are used to identify
potential issues before an outage occurs by recording temperature
variations within equipment during operation.
“We continuously monitor, inspect, repair and replace equipment,
critical to ensuring safe and reliable electric service for our
customers,” said John McDonald, vice president of Technical Services.
“This work is part of more than $500 million invested each year to
improve the electric system and identify and address potential issues
before they impact our customers.”
PECO’s overall preventive maintenance program also includes regular
inspection of electric and natural gas equipment, including manholes,
underground cables, transformers, substations and pipelines.
Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility
subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). PECO serves 1.6
million electric and more than 506,000 natural gas customers in
southeastern Pennsylvania and employs about 2,400 people in the region.
PECO delivered 89.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 37.5
billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2014. 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
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(September 9, 2015 - 9:47 AM EDT)
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