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PECO TO SUPPORT EXPANDING SOUTH STREET TOURIST TRADE WITH $700,000 ELECTRIC SERVICE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

 PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Philadelphia Electric Company (NYSE: PE) has joined the effort to make the city's South Street and Head House Square District a nationally known tourist attraction.
 PECO said it will begin a $700,000 project, on Tuesday, Jan. 19, to improve electric service reliability to more than 1,000 shops, restaurants and residences along South Street and on Head House Square.
 The project will substantially upgrade PECO's underground equipment to relieve electric distribution circuit overloading resulting from South Street business expansion and a growing tourist trade.
 Malcolm Riley, PECO general manager, Philadelphia/South Division, said, "The company has been working closely with our South Street neighbors to plan and schedule this important project. We are pleased to improve service for one of Philadelphia's nationally recognized tourist locations."
 Harris Eckstut, chairman of the South Street/Headhouse District, said he was pleased with the cooperative venture. "Cooperative efforts like this, with PECO as our partner," he said, "will help us achieve our vision for South Street and our new Philadelphia."
 The project will being Jan. 19 in the 600 block of South Street and continue between 5th and 7th streets into early May. Work will be discontinued for the summer months and will be completed early next year.
 Riley said two crews will work 10-hour days Monday through Thursday to minimize disruption on South Street on weekends. No traffic restrictions are anticipated, although parking will not be permitted in the section where work is active.
 The project entails the construction of a new underground electric distribution system between 4th and 7th streets on the south side of South Street to parallel the existing facilities on the north side. The new facilities, in effect, will divide the electric load between two identical systems and relieve overloading, thereby reducing service interruptions from equipment failures.
 Construction will include three large underground transformer vaults, located near 6th and South, Passyunk and South, and 4th and South; duct banks under the sidewalk to carry new cable; new service cables to customers along the stretch, and sidewalk restoration.
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 /CONTACT: Michael Wood of Philadelphia Electric, 215-841-4125, or 215-841-5555 (off hours)/
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