PECO has invested nearly $56 million and completed 21 projects to keep homes and businesses cool during the hot summer months. This work includes substation equipment upgrades, transmission and distribution line improvements, new pole installations, and circuit and equipment inspections.
Summer preparedness is part of PECO’s ongoing investment in the reliability and safety of the systems serving customers. This includes more than $1.5 billion invested in electric system upgrades and expansions during the last five years. PECO also plans to continue to invest at least $300 million in ongoing system work each year, including replacing equipment and upgrading infrastructure to continue to provide safe and reliable service to customers.
In addition, through PECO’s System 2020 plan, PECO plans to spend an additional $275 million during the next five years to install advanced equipment and reinforce the local electric system, making it more weather resistant and less vulnerable to storm damage.
Each year PECO completes hundreds of tasks to prepare for the summer season. In addition to the 21 essential projects, the company also conducts emergency response drills and completes testing of computer and emergency systems as part of the company’s summer preparedness program. Employees from across the company, including those who work in the field and those who provide back office support, review emergency processes and procedures to help ensure safe and efficient response to storms or emergencies.