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PECO ELECTRIC OUTPUT SETS A NEW RECORD

 PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- With the extreme heat and humidity during July pushing air conditioning use to record levels, Philadelphia Electric Company (NYSE: PE)(PECO) customers consumed more electricity than during any previous month in the company's history.
 PECO said its customers used more than 3.5 billion kilowatt-hours (kwh) of electricity in July -- 3,516,901,000 kwh, to be exact. The previous record for monthly output was 3,354,932,000 kwh set in August 1988.
 PECO's electric output in July 1993, also was more than 10 percent greater than July 1992. PECO customers, in addition, established new all-time records during July for electric use for a peak hour, a 24-hour period, and a week.
 According to the National Weather Service, it was the warmest July in history, equal to 1955. There were 17 days in July with temperatures 90 degrees or higher, including eight days above 95 degrees and three days 100 degrees or above. In comparison, July 1993 was 46 percent warmer than July 1992 and 26 percent warmer than the average July.
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