PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 11, 2001 – PECO Energy, An Exelon Company, said it would relocate its emergency telephone services from its Center City headquarters and bolster its workforce in the field to heighten safety awareness and ensure continued customer service in the aftermath of the national security crisis.
PECO said it would maintain its System Operation and a skeletal Customer Service Call Center staff in its 2301 Market Street headquarters. Otherwise, non-essential personnel are being released in cooperation with local authorities.
As a precaution, PECO activated its Emergency Response Center in Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County, to monitor and coordinate overall utility operations today and ensure a heightened employee awareness for safety. PECO will postpone planned field work so it can expeditiously respond to any service interruptions that may occur today.
PECO Energy, an Exelon Company, delivers electricity to 1.5 million customers and natural gas to 430,000 customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. Based in Philadelphia, PECO and its sister utility, ComEd in the Chicago area, are subsidiaries of Exelon Energy Delivery.
Its parent, Exelon Corporation, is one of the largest energy service companies in the U.S. with the largest retail utility customer base, one of the largest power generation fleets and a wholesale energy marketing operation in North America.
In 2000, PECO delivered 92.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 35.36 million megawatt hours of electricity, generating $3.5 billion in revenue for Exelon.