PECO is gearing up to spend much of 2022 upgrading the electrical infrastructure in Solebury Township. The effort is part of the utility's Reliability & Resiliency Plan, which is focused on improvements that will help prevent outages, modernize the electric grid, and reduce damage caused by severe weather.
In the Township, PECO will be upgrading and installing new poles and tree-resistant aerial wires, and adding devices that can stop the flow of electricity on the line if a problem occurs and automatically restore electricity where possible.
As part of this work, the utility will begin an enhanced vegetation management program, which includes tree trimming and tree removals.
The tree trimming work will begin in early 2022, with the wire line and pole replacement projects slated to begin once the tree management program is complete. All work should be completed by the end of 2022.
PECO will be notifying its Solebury customers of these projects in the coming weeks, and will alert homeowners well in advance of any tree work that might be necessary on their properties. Much of the work will occur along Green Hill, River, Phillips Mill, Stoney Hill, Aquetong, Lower Mountain, Street, Windy Bush, Mechanicsville and Sugan roads.
Crews may need to temporarily interrupt electric service to safely complete some of this work. PECO will work with customers to ensure they are informed in advance of their activities and any planned interruptions. To ensure you receive all outage updates, please confirm that your phone number is accurate in PECO's system, through the MyAccount page on the utility's website at peco.com/myaccount, or by calling PECO at 1-800-494-4000.