Kinsey commends PECO for keeping service on throughout pandemic

PHILADELPHIA, April 28 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., issued the following statement commending PECO following the announcement that it is extending its support policies, which include suspending service disconnections, waiving new late fees and reconnecting customers who were previously disconnected, through at least June 1.

“In times like these, we have a responsibility to look out for each other as a community. People need access to electricity right now so they can keep themselves and their families healthy and safe. Staying home, and doing so comfortably, is very important to help slow the spread of Covid-19.

“PECO’s decision to suspend service disconnections and waive new late payment charges for its customers will help ease the anxiety that families are facing as well as save lives. These policies, along with the $1.1 million that PECO and the Exelon Foundation have committed toward coronavirus relief, will go a long way to help keep Philadelphians safe throughout this state of emergency.”