A number of electric vehicles were on hand for test drives.
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Dan Wing
September 21, 2018 - 12:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — About 250 experts from the auto industry, government, and power companies gathered at an all-day forum hosted by PECO at the Please Touch Museum on Friday. The discussion centered on the past, present and future of transportation electrification. "Folks are focusing...
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Crews work to re-establish electrical power at and around City Hall.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
August 08, 2018 - 10:12 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia officials report that City Hall is open on Wednesday, Aug. 8, for normal business hours. All city offices and courts are open. The building is operating on temporary generators supplied by PECO following an unexpected power outage on Tuesday. The district...
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water main break damage
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Steve Tawa
July 30, 2018 - 1:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Water Department is providing more guidance to Midtown Village business owners on the repairs to the water main and streets around the massive July 3 water main break that flooded the heart of Center City. Contracts are going out to bid this week for...
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Cherri Gregg
July 09, 2018 - 8:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A North Jersey woman who used an electric-powered oxygen tank to breathe, died of heart failure Thursday just hours after PSE&G cut off her electricity. A nonprofit lawyer in Philadelphia says that this situation could have been prevented in Pennsylvania. The...
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PECO Building
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Mike Dougherty
July 03, 2018 - 8:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Strong thunderstorms rolling through the region are causing a lot of problems. PECO is reporting more than 45,000 customers are without power on this sweltering evening, with Chester County looking like the hardest hit area: More than 24,000 homes and businesses there...
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PECO Building
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Mark Abrams
June 13, 2018 - 9:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It was a rainy and sometimes unusually warm spring, but PECO said overall electric usage was largely unchanged. He said it's difficult to use a narrow window of a season as a barometer for setting electric rates, so PECO takes a longer view. "When we look at the last...
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Find Your Power
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Kim Glovas
June 09, 2018 - 9:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Twenty high school students have been honored for completing a course moving them toward jobs in the solar energy industry. It's the second year for the "Find Your Power" course. But it's a first as well. "It's our first ever 'in school' solar and energy efficiency...
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Mike Dougherty
May 15, 2018 - 6:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Violent storms passing through the region are causing some problems for residents and utility companies. So far, PECO reported about 21,000 customers without power, with the bulk of those — about 15,000 — in Montgomery County. Plymouth and Lower Gwynedd are the two...
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 cell phone tower fire
Courtesy of Rich Angelino, via Twitter
Paul Kurtz
May 01, 2018 - 7:41 am
An investigation is underway into what caused a cell phone tower along the Schuylkill Expressway to catch fire early Tuesday morning. The tower, in the woods of Fairmount Park near the westbound side of the expressway between Montgomery Drive and Roosevelt Boulevard, caught fire around 5:15 a.m.,...
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