electric grid http://northernpublicradio.org en Public Cites Farmland, Homes As Biggest Concerns In ComEd Expansion http://northernpublicradio.org/post/public-cites-farmland-homes-biggest-concerns-comed-expansion <p>Northern Illinois needs a faster, more reliable electrical grid. That’s why Com Ed is being advised to build a 57-mile-long high-power transmission line stretching across four counties. The company that supplies electricity to most of the region is holding <a href="https://www.comed.com/about-us/economic-development/reliability/Pages/events.aspx">open houses</a> about the project it’s calling <a href="https://www.comed.com/about-us/economic-development/reliability/Pages/overview.aspx">“The Grand Prairie Gateway.”</a></p><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 07:45:30 +0000 Susan Stephens 34555 at http://northernpublicradio.org Public Cites Farmland, Homes As Biggest Concerns In ComEd Expansion Natural Gas Companies Call For Rate Hike Green Light http://northernpublicradio.org/post/natural-gas-companies-call-rate-hike-green-light <p id="yui_3_7_2_1_1364374203229_5839">Illinois legislators already passed a law that lets ComEd and <span id="lw_1364374214_1">Ameren</span> charge higher rates for electricity.&nbsp; Now, natural gas companies want the same treatment.&nbsp; <span id="yui_3_7_2_1_1364374203229_5837">The argument for letting ComEd and Ameren hike electric rates was that it'll allow the companies to make needed updates to the electric grid. </span></p><p></p><p id="yui_3_7_2_1_1364374203229_5839"> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:00:43 +0000 WNIJ 27477 at http://northernpublicradio.org Natural Gas Companies Call For Rate Hike Green Light ComEd, DeKalb Park District, Citizens Working On Replanting Path http://northernpublicradio.org/post/comed-dekalb-park-district-citizens-working-replanting-path <p></p><p>A small group of stakeholders will meet at the end of the month to craft a plan to remedy ComEd’s clear-cutting along a DeKalb nature trail. Members of the DeKalb Park District, ComEd representatives, and two people who live near the popular trail make up the panel.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:07:59 +0000 Susan Stephens 23823 at http://northernpublicradio.org ComEd, DeKalb Park District, Citizens Working On Replanting Path