PECO investing over $30 million in new Philadelphia substation

PHILADELPHIA - PHILADELPHIA – PECO plans to invest more than $30 million to build a new electric distribution substation to serve customers in North Philadelphia. The distribution substation will be constructed adjacent to the company’s existing transmission substation and will provide electric service for customers throughout this growing area.

The project will expand PECO’s electric system by initially creating five new 13-kilovolt kV circuits to ensure and enhance reliability for customers and also support future growth in the areas around North Philadelphia and Temple University. Construction is expected to begin by the end of the year and be completed by 2015.

“Each year, PECO invests hundreds of millions of dollars in infrastructure projects in order to provide customers with safe and reliable service,” said John McDonald, vice president of Technical Services. “This project is another significant capital investment designed to enhance our electric system and meet the needs of our customers in Philadelphia.”


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