PECO Invests $2.2 Million in Chester County

PECO is investing $2.2 million in vegetation management along 320 miles of aerial electric lines to improve electric service for more than 24,000 customers in southeastern Chester County. Work began in June and will be completed by the end of September.

Work will occur in Birmingham, East Bradford, East Goshen, East Marlboro, Kennett, Pennsbury, Pocopson, Thornbury, West Goshen, Westtown, and Willistown townships, and the boroughs of Kennett Square and West Chester.

“Vegetation growth causes about one-third of all electric outages,” said John McDonald, PECO vice president of Technical Services. “Preventive pruning around aerial power lines is vital to safely keeping the lights on for our customers.”

Each year, PECO invests approximately $500 million to enhance its electric infrastructure, including preventive maintenance and equipment upgrades. In 2015, PECO will invest about $36 million in vegetation management work around approximately 2,800 miles of aerial power lines along the company’s electric transmission and distribution system.


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