PECO power outage map in pennsylvania

PECO Power Outage

2017 and now 2018 have seen record number of PECO power outages.  If you live in Pennsylvania and your utility company is PECO there is a strong chance you had a power outage or many power outages in the past 12 months.  PECO has reported over 2 million outages in the past 24 months.   With only 1.6 million members this is not very good.  The chart below shows the number of PECO power outages plus the duration of the outage. The point of this is that clearly PECO is not equipped to handle the intensity of the storms that have hit Pennsylvania over the past 24 months.  We suggest that any PECO customer that has had an outage or outage and is worried about future outages to contact The Mobile Grid for an estimate on a new generator.  (https://themobilegrid.com) offers generators from Generac, Cummins and Kohler with expedited installation.

Standby Generators, aka Back Up Generators, or Emergency Generators, are an automated solution to loss of power.  The moment the system notices that utility power is lost, the Generator automatically turns itself on and restores power.  Power is restored in a few seconds.  The moment the utility restores power, the generator will turn itself off automatically.  Generators today require a little maintenance, like any car, but it takes only a few minutes to ensure that your generator turns on when you need it.   There are many benefits of having a generator but for most, it’s peace of mind.  Knowing that your power won’t go out during snow, rain, wind, heat related intense storms relieves the worry that’s associated with losing power.  Generators are much more affordable than they used to be.  Financing is available that makes them cost less than $99 per month.

2018 Results – total PECO Power Outages – 830,603 lost power through March 31st, 2018
2017 Results – total PECO Power Outages –  1,149,135 lost power through March 31st, 2018

CountyMetro Area# Outages#AffectedDuration(Avg. Hours)Outage Type
AlleghenyPittsburgh, PA Metro28,00024Equipment Failure
AlleghenyPittsburgh, PA Metro14,37210Snow/Ice Storm
BerksReading, PA Metro19,63032Snow/Ice Storm
BradfordSayre, PA Micro14,28314Snow/Ice Storm
BucksPhiladelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro2161,52750Snow/Ice Storm
ButlerPittsburgh, PA Metro14,3049Snow/Ice Storm
CambriaJohnstown, PA Metro14,5639Snow/Ice Storm
CarbonAllentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro18,95523Snow/Ice Storm
ChesterPhiladelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro135,75836Snow/Ice Storm
CrawfordMeadville, PA Micro110,0802Equipment Failure
CrawfordMeadville, PA Micro15,4609Snow/Ice Storm
CumberlandHarrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metro17,2458Snow/Ice Storm
DauphinHarrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metro14,40725Snow/Ice Storm
DelawarePhiladelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro1109,68642Snow/Ice Storm
ErieErie, PA Metro18,1634Equipment Failure
ErieErie, PA Metro120,31513Snow/Ice Storm
FayettePittsburgh, PA Metro13,48011Equipment Failure
LackawannaScranton–Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro14,55825Snow/Ice Storm
LancasterLancaster, PA Metro16,37014Snow/Ice Storm
LebanonLebanon, PA Metro111,08117Snow/Ice Storm
LehighAllentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro119,25038Snow/Ice Storm
LuzerneScranton–Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro14,26118Snow/Ice Storm
McKeanBradford, PA Micro13,7606Snow/Ice Storm
MercerYoungstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metro15,8976Snow/Ice Storm
MonroeEast Stroudsburg, PA Micro13,8966Equipment Failure

 

2018 Continued

CountyMetro Area# Outages#AffectedDuration(Avg. Hours)Outage Type
MonroeEast Stroudsburg, PA Micro252,92899Snow/Ice Storm
MontgomeryPhiladelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro2133,52852Snow/Ice Storm
NorthamptonAllentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro16,9154Equipment Failure
NorthamptonAllentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro146,66042Snow/Ice Storm
PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro235,10345Snow/Ice Storm
PikeNew York et al, NY-NJ-PA Metro240,916143Snow/Ice Storm
SchuylkillPottsville, PA Micro15,81813Snow/Ice Storm
SusquehannaOutside Metro Area16,31321Snow/Ice Storm
WayneOutside Metro Area116,16661Snow/Ice Storm
YorkYork-Hanover, PA Metro116,95520Snow/Ice Storm