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
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
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