This is the second year in a row that PECO has been recognized by EEI for its storm response efforts. Last year the company received an Emergency Recovery Award for its work during Hurricane Irene. Previously, PECO was honored in 1998 when the company won for recovery work following severe thunderstorms. PECO also received the prestigious EEI Edison Award in 2000 for distinguished leadership, innovation, and contributing to the advancement of the electric industry.
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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