As part of the restoration effort for Hurricane Sandy, PECO and supporting field forces completed more than 15,000 repair jobs, including about 5,000 jobs related to damaged trees. Crews also have replaced:
- 140 miles of wire (as compared to 88 miles of wire during Hurricane Irene)
- 16,482 fuses (as compared to 12,628 fuses during Hurricane Irene)
- 2,538 cross arms (as compared to 2,093 cross arms during Hurricane Irene)
- 681 poles (as compared to 311 poles during Hurricane Irene)
- 342 transformers (as compared to 249 transformers during Hurricane Irene)
Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). PECO serves 1.6 million electric and 494,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and employs about 2,400 people in the region. PECO delivered 82.1 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 38.1 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2011. 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.
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