Peco Energy

(Peco and Philabundance workers chip in to pack boxes of food for senior citizens in need.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Hundreds of Peco Workers Put Energy Back Into Community For National Volunteer Week

Peco employees were inside the Philabundance warehouse in South Philadelphia today, helping to box food to be distributed to low-income seniors in need.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

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Pa. Consumer Advocate Says She’ll Fight Peco Request For Big Fixed Monthly Electric Increases

Acting Pennsylvania consumer advocate Tanya McCloskey says raising the “fixed” portion of electric bills by 68% creates a disincentive to conserve, and will have a larger impact on seniors and low-income households.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/07/2015

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Consumer Alert: Phone Scammers Still On The Prowl For Gullible Peco Customers

A phone scam targeting Peco customers in Philadelphia and the suburbs appears to be picking up steam, but officials say the number of people falling for the scam is dropping.


File Photo (credit: KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Pa. Utilities To Resume Shutoff Proceedings Against Customers in Arrears

Utility companies in Pennsylvania are not allowed to shut off service to low-income residents during the winter, but that annual moratorium season ends this Tuesday, April 1st.


(Peco employees work to restore power four days after the Feb. 5th ice storm.  File photo)

Sorry, No Credit For Interrupted Power, Peco Tells Customers

But a Peco spokesman added, “We would not be charging customers for using energy while their service is interrupted,”


file photo  (credit: KYW's John Ostapkovich)

PECO Customers To Pay More For Natural Gas

Starting Saturday, PECO Energy customers are paying more for natural gas.


(The temperature is headed down to the single digits by Tuesday morning.  File photo by Christopher Furlong/ Getty Images)

Many Area Families Grappling With Energy Insecurity As Cold Weather Arrives

As the temperature drops, public health officials say many families face a stark choice. Should they heat…or eat?


(PECO's operations center, in Plymouth Meeting, Pa.   Credit: Brad Segall)

Peco Electric Readies For Sandy’s Wrath

PECO opened its “war room” four days ahead of the storm to begin planning for what forecasters say could be the worst storm to ever hit the Philadelphia area.


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Electricity Choice Helping PA Customers Save Green By Going Green

More than 1.7 million Pennsylvania electricity customers have shopped for a better, or greener deal.



BLOG: Recycle Your Old Fridge & Get Cash

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LIHEAP Applications Being Accepted Now

Think you may have problems paying your winter heating and electric bills? Well the time to act is now! Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware are all now accepting applications for the Low Income Home Energy […]


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Gov. Christie Says Utilities Working To Restore Power Across NJ

There were still a number of outages in our area following the weekend winter storm.


(The PECO Emergency Response Center, in Plymouth Meeting.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

PECO Goes Into High Gear Ahead Of Irene

The electric utility Peco has activated its emergency response center in case the wind and rain of Hurricane Irene create power issues in the Philadelphia area.


PECO's control center on Thursday (credit: Paul Kurtz)

PECO Sets New Power Demand Record, Eyes Another For Friday

Peco spokesman Ben Armstrong says the utility broke a demand record for electricity that was sent in August of 2006.


(Photos by Paul Kurtz)

Peco Monitoring Area Electric Consumption As Heat Wave Burns On

When we visited Peco headquarters to see how the power company is handling the strain, the atmosphere was cool and calm — and management was hoping it would stay that way.