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.  ( 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

County Metro Area # Outages #Affected Duration(Avg. Hours) Outage Type
Allegheny Pittsburgh, PA Metro 2 8,000 24 Equipment Failure
Allegheny Pittsburgh, PA Metro 1 4,372 10 Snow/Ice Storm
Berks Reading, PA Metro 1 9,630 32 Snow/Ice Storm
Bradford Sayre, PA Micro 1 4,283 14 Snow/Ice Storm
Bucks Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro 2 161,527 50 Snow/Ice Storm
Butler Pittsburgh, PA Metro 1 4,304 9 Snow/Ice Storm
Cambria Johnstown, PA Metro 1 4,563 9 Snow/Ice Storm
Carbon Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro 1 8,955 23 Snow/Ice Storm
Chester Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro 1 35,758 36 Snow/Ice Storm
Crawford Meadville, PA Micro 1 10,080 2 Equipment Failure
Crawford Meadville, PA Micro 1 5,460 9 Snow/Ice Storm
Cumberland Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metro 1 7,245 8 Snow/Ice Storm
Dauphin Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metro 1 4,407 25 Snow/Ice Storm
Delaware Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro 1 109,686 42 Snow/Ice Storm
Erie Erie, PA Metro 1 8,163 4 Equipment Failure
Erie Erie, PA Metro 1 20,315 13 Snow/Ice Storm
Fayette Pittsburgh, PA Metro 1 3,480 11 Equipment Failure
Lackawanna Scranton–Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro 1 4,558 25 Snow/Ice Storm
Lancaster Lancaster, PA Metro 1 6,370 14 Snow/Ice Storm
Lebanon Lebanon, PA Metro 1 11,081 17 Snow/Ice Storm
Lehigh Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro 1 19,250 38 Snow/Ice Storm
Luzerne Scranton–Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro 1 4,261 18 Snow/Ice Storm
McKean Bradford, PA Micro 1 3,760 6 Snow/Ice Storm
Mercer Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metro 1 5,897 6 Snow/Ice Storm
Monroe East Stroudsburg, PA Micro 1 3,896 6 Equipment Failure


2018 Continued

County Metro Area # Outages #Affected Duration(Avg. Hours) Outage Type
Monroe East Stroudsburg, PA Micro 2 52,928 99 Snow/Ice Storm
Montgomery Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro 2 133,528 52 Snow/Ice Storm
Northampton Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro 1 6,915 4 Equipment Failure
Northampton Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro 1 46,660 42 Snow/Ice Storm
Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro 2 35,103 45 Snow/Ice Storm
Pike New York et al, NY-NJ-PA Metro 2 40,916 143 Snow/Ice Storm
Schuylkill Pottsville, PA Micro 1 5,818 13 Snow/Ice Storm
Susquehanna Outside Metro Area 1 6,313 21 Snow/Ice Storm
Wayne Outside Metro Area 1 16,166 61 Snow/Ice Storm
York York-Hanover, PA Metro 1 16,955 20 Snow/Ice Storm