The Southeastern Electric Exchange Industry Excellence Awards are given annually in 11 different categories from substation, environmental, and production, to distribution. Award submissions are reviewed by an industry panel and are evaluated for achievement, innovation, improvement, requirements, and technical complexity.PECO has received numerous industry honors recently including; the Emergency Recovery Award from the Edison Electric Institute in 2011 and 2012, the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award in 2012 and 2013, and the 2012 American Gas Association Safety Achievement Award. The company is consistently recognized within the industry for its top decile safety performance and top quartile reliability for electric and natural gas service. The company also is frequently honored for its commitment to diversity and inclusion and community impact. Founded in 1933, the Southeastern Electric Exchange is a non-profit, non-political trade association of investor-owned electric utility companies. Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). PECO serves 1.6 million electric and 497,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and employs about 2,400 people in the region. PECO delivered 76.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 37.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2012. 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.