PECO has dispatched more than 200 employees and support contractors to aid in the southeastern portion of the country to repair damage caused by Hurricane Irma.
The 200 employees and contractors were sent by the Philadelphia-based utility company Sunday morning and join thousands of other utility crews from across the nation that are assisting in areas impacted by the massive hurricane. The aid is part of a mutual assistance network overseen by utility companies.
“Enduring storms like Hurricane Sandy and Ice Storm Nika, we know firsthand how crucial assistance from other utilities can be in safely restoring service to customers when a severe storm hits,” said PECO President and CEO Craig Adams. “We are proud of our employees who are supporting this monumental restoration effort.”
Exelon, PECO’s parent company, said in a statement that they have sent more than 1,800 utility employees and contractors to assist.
In addition, PECO announced its employees donated more than $350,000 to the Red Cross and other nonprofits in the Houston area to aid in Hurricane Harvey recovery. Employee volunteers have also been dispatched to aid with rebuilding work.