PA Electric Co Spending $6M in Upgrades to Help Mariner East Pipe

Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., is an electric utility that serves 600,000 customers in 31 Pennsylvania counties. Penelec also serves some of the electric needs for the Marcellus/Utica industry in the state. Penelec announced Monday that the company is spending $6 million to construct several new power lines and rebuild several others. Why? To serve natural gas pumping stations being constructed in central Pennsylvania by Sunoco Logistics’ Mariner East pipeline. Penelec is quick to add that the improvements will also “enhance service reliability” for 3,000 customers in the area as well…

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