PECO has completed its annual inspection of 1,885 circuits and more than 10,000 miles of aerial electric lines across the region by investing more than $0.5m.
The work, which is part of the company’s ongoing maintenance and electric service efforts to help keep the lights on for customers, includes visual inspection of PECO’s aerial electric system to look for potential issues like damaged equipment and sagging lines.
Infrared cameras are also used to identify potential future issues before they occur by recording temperature variations within a piece of equipment while it is in operation.
PECO vice president technical services John McDonald said, "Preventative maintenance programs help us identify and address potential issues before they impact our customers."
"Each year we invest millions of dollars to continuously monitor, inspect, repair and replace equipment, which is crucial to ensuring safe and reliable electric service for our customers," McDonald added.
These inspections are part of PECO’s overall preventative maintenance program, which includes regular inspection of equipment on the company’s natural gas and electric systems, including manholes, underground cables, transformers, substations and other electrical equipment.