October 9, 2008

Peco to Improve Electric Reliability in Lower Merion Region

Peco has announced that its electric line and tree crews will work along five miles of Route 23 over the next several months, to install a new line of utility poles and other equipment for an electric reliability improvement project for Lower Merion in Pennsylvania.

The company said that it is running a new 34kV supply line into Gladwyne substation to connect with the company's Barbados substation in West Norriton and Plymouth substation in Plymouth Meeting, along with adding two new transformers and other equipment to increase service reliability.

The new line will provide a backbone and additional electric capacity to meet increasing demand for power and provide improved reliability for customers. Some of the new line will be attached to existing utility structures. Overall, the company will be installing or replacing nearly 185 poles, mainly on Conshohocken State Road and Joshua Road nearby.

Tim Shannon, regional manager for engineering at Peco, said: "This project is a significant Peco investment for improved service reliability in this area and will benefit several thousand customers. We are working closely with the local officials and customers in the area to ensure we raise our reliability performance and address their concerns."