Horsham Road was closed due to a tree striking power lines.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, November 21, 2011
The project will improve electric service reliability for 43,000 customers, the company said.
PECO is investing more than $3 million in preventative tree pruning along 305 miles of aerial electric lines in Bucks and Montgomery counties to improve electric service reliability for approximately 43,000 customers, the company said Monday. Work has begun in a few areas and the project will continue through March 2012. Vegetation causes about one-third of all electric outages. Preventative pruning around aerial power lines is vital to providing reliable electric service. Pruning will be performed in the following Bucks County townships: Buckingham; Doylestown; New Britain; Upper Southampton; Warminster; Warrington; Warwick and Wrightstown. Work also will occur in Chalfont and New Britain boroughs. In Montgomery County, pruning will …
Friday, July 22, 2011
As temperatures soar into triple digits, PECO customers on pace to break all-time power consumption record for second straight day.
PECO is shutting off power to selected institutional customers this afternoon as it races to cope with the highest customer demand it has ever experienced. PECO spokesman Ben Armstrong said Friday afternoon that the company expected to set a new record for power usage today, just one day after breaking a record that had previously stood for almost five years. PECO customers used 8,943 megawatts of power Thursday, eclipsing the previous record of 8,932 megawatts set on Aug. 3, 2006. "We already know customers will be setting [another] new record today, but we won't have that number until tomorrow," Armstrong said. Armstrong said that PJM Interconnection, the Lower Providence-based operator of the regional electrical grid, has called for "…
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
A quick-moving storm brought wind, rain, and hail that damaged several homes in Horsham. The National Weather Service was called out to investigate the storm.
Strong winds, hail and heavy rains Wednesday wreaked havoc in Horsham, downing power lines and trees in the Propectville section of the township and closing roadways. Horsham Road is closed between Limekiln Pike and Cedar Hill Road. A PECO foreman said the road will be opened by Thursday morning. "All of the sudden the sky turned black and the storm started," said Ross Pasquale of Horsham, describing what he saw Wednesday afternoon. The storm brought down trees and large branches along Horsham Road and in the Whitemarsh Memorial Park, where the cemetery was littered with debris. Around 3:50 p.m. calls started coming into 9-1-1 reporting a series of trees and branches had been blown onto Horsham Road. Electrical wires were lying on the …
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
About 22,000 of PECO's estimated 100,000 customers without service are in Montgomery County.
An ice storm that moved through the area Wednesday morning has caused numerous power outages, with PECO reporting more than 100,000 of its customers without power as of 11 a.m. About 22,000 of those customers are in Montgomery County. "We believe that the outages we're seeing now are due to the effects of ice accumulation on power lines and on trees, branches and limbs," Liz Williamson, PECO spokeswoman, said earlier Wednesday morning. PECO has deployed all available crews, including additional crews brought in Tuesday, and is working in elongated shifts to restore power, according to Williamson. PECO Spokeswoman Karen Muldoon Geus told Patch that the company has seen its outage numbers rise steadily throughout the day, starting at 4 a.m…
Monday, January 31, 2011
Whether at home or traveling, follow these tips to stay safe
Tired of snow? Mother Nature has heard you loud and clear. So, instead of dumping just snow on the region, we can instead expect a mixed bag of tricks including sleet, freezing rain and ice tonight through Wednesday. Starting around 11 p.m. tonight and continuing through about 2 a.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service said the first batch of the latest wintry weather is expected to take the form of 2 to 4 inches of snow. From there, the Hatboro-Horsham region will likely see sleet and freezing rain Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday. And, as we all know, in cold weather, with rain comes ice. The National Weather Service is calling for accumulations of one-quarter to one-half inch of ice from Tuesday night into Wednesday, which has the…
Friday, January 14, 2011
Welcome to the new era of energy supply choice - and confusion.
Electric rate caps are a thing of the past for PECO Energy customers. As of January 1, the era of electric choice began in Bucks and Montgomery counties as well as the rest of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania lawmakers decided to open up the electricity market to competition with passage of House Bill 1509 (also known as the Electricity Generation Customer Choice and Competition Act) back in 1995, which eliminated the energy monopolies held by current providers. Laws enacted more than a decade ago came into effect and changed the way 1.6 million people turned on the lights on New Year’s Day 2011. In 2000, Pennsylvania finalized energy deregulation when legislators put a 10-year rate cap into place. The measure was designed to allow…