PECO Honored with 2012 Emergency Recovery Award by Edison Electric Institute for Hurricane Sandy Response

Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:15am EST

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Company thanks its employees and contractors for their hard work and dedication
PHILADELPHIA--(Business Wire)--
The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) recognized PECO today with the association`s
Emergency Recovery Award for the utility`s exceptional response efforts in
restoring power to more than 850,000 customers following Hurricane Sandy in
October 2012. The award was presented during EEI`s CEO conference in Arizona. 

Hurricane Sandy was the most devastating storm in PECO`s history, causing severe
and widespread damage that resulted in outages for more than half the company`s
electric customers. The 2012 Emergency Recovery Award honors the efforts of more
than 5,000 PECO employees and contractors - from as far away as Louisiana,
Mississippi, Florida and PECO`s sister utilities ComEd in Chicago, Ill. and BGE
in Baltimore, Md. - who worked around the clock to safely restore service to 99%
of all customers within one week. ComEd and BGE also have been honored with
awards for their recovery work during Hurricane Sandy. 

"I would like to thank EEI for acknowledging our efforts through this award, but
most of all I want to thank our tireless crews, contractors, customer service
representatives and every other employee who helped to safely restore power to
our customers," said PECO President and CEO Craig Adams. "Their hard work,
dedication and commitment to customers are why EEI has recognized PECO with this

The Emergency Response Award is presented each year to U.S. and foreign-based
member companies to distinguish an outstanding response in restoring electrical
service that has been disrupted by severe weather conditions or natural events.
Winners were chosen by a panel of judges following an international nomination

"PECO was faced with a major restoration effort following Hurricane Sandy," said
EEI President Tom Kuhn. "Getting the lights back on quickly and safely is never
easy following these natural disasters. It takes strong commitment, advanced
planning, and great execution. PECO responded with all three. They`re a great
example for the nation`s electric power industry. I congratulate them." 

This is the second year in a row that PECO has been recognized by EEI for its
storm response efforts. Last year the company received an Emergency Recovery
Award for its work during Hurricane Irene. Previously, PECO was honored in 1998
when the company won for recovery work following severe thunderstorms. PECO also
received the prestigious EEI Edison Award in 2000 for distinguished leadership,
innovation, and contributing to the advancement of the electric industry. 

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

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