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2014-03-05 20:20:33

Award for Top Utility Leader Presented at Ceremony in Washington, D.C. CHICAGO, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ComEd President and CEO Anne Pramaggiore was named Utility Industry CEO of the Year by Energy Central, publisher of EnergyBiz magazine, at a gathering this week in Washington, D.C. Martin Rosenberg, editor-in-chief of the magazine, said Pramaggiore was selected, among other reasons, based on the company's success in securing passage of the Energy Infrastructure...

2014-01-30 16:22:45

ComEd launches "The Power of One" campaign CHICAGO, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diane Latiker, a mother of eight and grandmother to 13, began her outreach by opening her home as a safe haven to kids on the block. Her compassion to help a few has created an award-winning non-profit organization, "Kids off the Block," dedicated to providing more than 1,500 young people positive alternatives to gangs, drugs, truancy, violence, and the juvenile justice system. Today she has a center...

2014-01-28 16:21:21

Utility also offers financial assistance to customers in need CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the record cold temperatures in northern Illinois, ComEd has taken extra steps to ensure the electrical system is functioning as effectively as possible to meet the extraordinary needs of customers during this period. "ComEd understands the impact a loss of electrical service can have on customers - especially with the extreme weather that can also place stress on the system," said...

2013-12-03 12:22:16

Smart meter installation creating new opportunities CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ComEd announced today that work related to the Smart Grid program resulted in 2,872 full-time equivalent jobs in the third quarter of 2013. These include more than 900 direct full-time equivalent jobs at the utility and its contractors as submitted in a report to the Illinois Commerce Commission, plus more than 1,900 induced full-time equivalent positions. The report showed that the grid...

2013-11-21 12:23:34

Utility readies itself for ice and snow, offers customers more ways to manage their electric bills CHICAGO, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the temperatures begin to drop, ComEd has taken steps to ensure the electric grid - and customers - are ready for whatever the season brings. ComEd has made significant improvements to its electric system and its storm response processes. This work includes inspecting and reinforcing aerial and underground electrical equipment, substations and other...

2013-11-19 16:21:51

More than 200,000 customers restored since the start of the storm CHICAGO, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following fast moving storms, including an EF4 tornado, that ripped through Illinois on Sunday and interrupted electrical service to more than 200,000 customers, ComEd has restored power to more than 99 percent of customers affected. ComEd expects all but the most significantly affected areas to be restored today. Restoration efforts in the hardest hit areas may extend into Wednesday....

2013-11-18 12:25:33

More than 187,000 customers restored since the start of the storm CHICAGO, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following fast moving storms that ripped through northern Illinois on Sunday and interrupted electrical service to more than 200,000 customers, ComEd has restored power to more than 90 percent of customers affected. As of 10:30 a.m., approximately 16,000 remain out of service with nearly 9,000 of these customers residing in ComEd's south region. ComEd expects all but the most...

2013-09-30 12:22:40

CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ComEd today announced it will host its third series of open houses to present the proposed routes for the Grand Prairie Gateway Project, a new high-voltage electric transmission line to be constructed between ComEd's existing substations near the communities of Byron and Wayne. The new line will connect these substations and travel across Ogle, DeKalb, Kane and DuPage counties and will serve customers throughout northern Illinois. In addition to...

2013-09-24 12:21:52

CHICAGO, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its effort to improve customer service and satisfaction, ComEd today announced it is seeking feedback from customers on three possible residential bill designs to help determine what the final redesigned bill will look like. Customers can share feedback directly with ComEd through the utility's website. To generate new and innovative bill designs, ComEd partnered with crowdSPRING, an online marketplace for creative services, in a...

2013-09-09 08:22:18

Grid modernization work expected to create more jobs as smart meter deployment begins CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ComEd announced that work related to the Smart Grid program resulted in more than 3,000 full-time equivalent jobs in the second quarter of 2013. These include more than 1,000 direct full-time equivalent jobs at the utility and its contractors as submitted in a report to the Illinois Commerce Commission, plus more than 2,000 induced full-time equivalent...