Avoid The Black Friday Lines And Give The PECO Smart Gift Of Energy Instead This Holiday Season

PECO customers should think twice about waiting in long Black Friday lines for a polka-dot necktie or infamous blinking holiday sweater, and give the PECO Smart Gift of Energy instead.

Launched today, PECO Smart Gift of Energy is a new program that allows anyone to provide payment of any amount to any PECO customer’s electric or natural gas account. It’s a gift that is warm and bright - literally!

“The PECO Smart Gift of Energy is a really great gift for anyone you know who is struggling to pay their energy bills this winter,” said Patricia King, manager of Support Services for PECO. “It’s a nice stocking stuffer for college kids living on their own and a really thoughtful gift for those on a fixed income.”

The PECO Smart Gift of Energy gift amount will appear on a customer’s future bill as a credit to the recipient’s PECO electric or natural gas account. Gift giving is quick and easy. Customers can place a PECO Smart Gift of Energy payment by calling 1-800-597-9514. Customers also can print out a special form at www.peco.com/gift and mail it in with a check or money order with their monthly PECO bill.

The recipient will be notified that they have received a gift credit. The donor can choose to notify the recipient or remain anonymous.

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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