Exelon’s Utilities Further Strengthen National Industry Effort to Restore Power to Residents of Puerto Rico

Approximately 140 Exelon utility employees will join EEI contingent,
now 1,500 strong, in response to request for assistance

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#poweringPR–Line mechanics, crew leaders, safety personnel –- and bucket trucks –-
from Exelon’s six utilities are on their way to Puerto Rico to add even
more resources to the electric industry effort to restore power to the
island. The 144 employees of Exelon, the nation’s largest utility
company by customer count, will join a contingent of nearly 1,500
restoration personnel from Edison Electric Institute (EEI) member
companies. EEI and other power industry groups received a request from
the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) for mainland companies
to provide assistance. EEI immediately began coordinating with PREPA,
the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers on the logistics of adding crews, equipment and materials
from across the country to the massive power restoration effort that
began after Puerto Rico was hit by two hurricanes in September. Exelon
will begin dispatching equipment, including trucks, by ship this week;
crews will depart for Puerto Rico in mid-February.

“We have been poised to provide assistance to Puerto Rico since the
island was devastated by the storms, so we were prepared when we
received the call to be a part of the restoration work,” said Chris
Crane, Exelon president and CEO. “Our crews are ready to join the
extended team currently on the ground to do everything we can to restore
essential functions, which we often take for granted, to our fellow

EEI crews have been dispatched to all areas of the island to help
accelerate restoration work. With these additional crews, including the
Exelon team, the total number of power restoration workers will increase
to more than 5,500.

Crews from Exelon’s electric utilities, Atlantic City Electric, BGE,
ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO and Pepco, most recently provided
restoration assistance to areas of Florida and Georgia that were also
affected by Hurricane Irma in September. The company and its employees,
along with the Exelon Foundation, also contributed more than $800,000 to
disaster relief efforts, including aid to Puerto Rico.

Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) is a Fortune 100 energy company with the
largest number of utility customers in the U.S. Exelon does
business in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Canada and had 2016
revenue of $31.4 billion. Exelon’s six utilities deliver electricity and
natural gas to approximately 10 million customers in Delaware, the
District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania
through its Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO and
Pepco subsidiaries. Exelon is one of the largest competitive U.S. power
generators, with more than 35,500 megawatts of nuclear, gas, wind, solar
and hydroelectric generating capacity comprising one of the nation’s
cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. The company’s
Constellation business unit provides energy products and services to
approximately 2.2 million residential, public sector and business
customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100. Follow
Exelon on Twitter @Exelon.


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