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Posted on: March 16, 2020

PECO’s System 2020 Update

Dear Customer:

At PECO, we are committed to providing safe and reliable energy for our customers and the

communities we serve. As part of our work, we will be upgrading and installing new

equipment to enhance the local electric distribution system in Chester and Delaware


This project is part of PECO’s System 2020 plan to invest an additional $274 million through

2020 to install advanced equipment and reinforce the electric system, making it more

weather resistant and less vulnerable to storm damage. This investment is in addition to

$500 million in ongoing system work completed each year, including replacing and

upgrading equipment.

About the Project:

 We are investing more than $18 million to enhance the local electric distribution

system for more than 9,600 customers in Edgemont, Newtown, Eastown, and

Willistown Townships and the surrounding areas.

 Existing 4-kilovolt (kV) electric distribution circuits will be upgraded to either 13kV or


 We will be upgrading and installing new equipment, including poles and aerial wires.

 In addition, new aerial devices called reclosers will be installed. When a problem

occurs, like a fallen tree limb, lightning strike or vehicle accident, the recloser stops

the flow of electricity on the line and automatically restores electricity where possible.

 This project will include additional tree trimming and tree removal to reduce the

number of outages caused by trees and other vegetation. This work may involve rear

property tree trimming and removal.

 Tree trimming work is scheduled to begin in February of 2019 and work on electrical

equipment, including poles and wires, is scheduled to start once tree trimming work

is complete.

 The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2020 and work will be

performed by PECO crews and qualified PECO contractors.

Crews may need to temporarily interrupt service in order to safely complete some of this

work. Customers will be notified in advance of any planned interruptions.

If you have any questions about this work, please contact Dan Abbonizio at 484-685-7498


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