With Hurricane Irma on a path to the southeastern United States following severe destruction in the Caribbean, Exelon's six electric utilities -- representing the nation's largest utility company by customer count -- are preparing to assist the potentially millions of residents whose power may be impacted by the storm. The company has mobilized more than 1,000 utility contractors, including line workers, tree crews and safety personnel, who are prepared to begin traveling to Florida and Georgia as early as Friday evening. Additionally, approximately 75 customer contact center employees will be available to respond to overflow emergency calls from the affected region.
Meanwhile, the Exelon utilities, Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO and Pepco continue to monitor the storm's path to ensure sufficient support is on-hand locally if needed.
"We are committed to being of service and putting our resources to work to assist our fellow utilities and communities in need," said Denis O'Brien, senior executive vice president, Exelon and CEO of Exelon Utilities. "Exelon's six utilities have the benefit of experience with severe weather as well as other best practices that can help restore power as safely and quickly as possible."
The company will also help assess what additional assistance residents in Hurricane Irma's path may need after the storm hits. The company and its employees donated more than $350,000 to the Red Cross and other nonprofits in the Houston area after Hurricane Harvey damaged thousands of homes and businesses. Employee volunteers are currently on the ground in Houston assisting with rebuilding efforts.
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.
Rhea Lewis Marshall