ComEd http://northernpublicradio.org en Power Out For Thousands in Northwest Illinois After Monday's Storms http://northernpublicradio.org/post/power-out-thousands-northwest-illinois-after-mondays-storms <div style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><font face="Tahoma, sans-serif">Several thousand residents in <a href="https://www.comed.com/_layouts/comedsp/outagemap.aspx">Stephenson and Jo Daviess Counties remain without power</a> after severe storms that blew through the region overnight late Monday and early Tuesday.&nbsp;</font></div><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 23:00:54 +0000 Guy Stephens 49245 at http://northernpublicradio.org Power Out For Thousands in Northwest Illinois After Monday's Storms ComEd Gets Feedback On Transmission Line http://northernpublicradio.org/post/comed-gets-feedback-transmission-line <p>ComEd is almost done gathering public input for a <a href="https://www.comed.com/about-us/economic-development/reliability/Pages/overview.aspx">proposed transmission line </a>in northern Illinois. The next step is getting approval from state regulators. Ahead of that decision, residents in one community hope the Illinois Commerce Commission endorses a route that doesn&#39;t affect their properties. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:41:04 +0000 Mike Moen 37553 at http://northernpublicradio.org ComEd Gets Feedback On Transmission Line 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 Quinn Vetoes Smart Grid Bill http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-vetoes-smart-grid-bill <p></p><p>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn vetoed legislation yesterday that would have paved the way for increases in electric rates. The bill applies to the state's largest electric utilities: ComEd and Ameren. They're trying to secure a rate hike in order to pay for upgrades to their smart grid. Normally, the utilities have to go through<a href="http://www.icc.illinois.gov/electricity/" target="_blank"> a state regulator</a>, but that agency said "no" to rate hikes. So the companies have been trying a different strategy.</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 10:44:36 +0000 WNIJ 29400 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn Vetoes Smart Grid Bill Bush By Bush, DeKalb Nature Trail Restoration Is Underway http://northernpublicradio.org/post/bush-bush-dekalb-nature-trail-restoration-underway <p></p><p><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#222222">The DeKalb Nature Trail was replanted Thursday, half a year after ComEd removed most of the growth below its overhead transmission lines.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 06:32:41 +0000 Susan Stephens 29290 at http://northernpublicradio.org Bush By Bush, DeKalb Nature Trail Restoration Is Underway Citizens Demand More Trees For DeKalb Nature Trail Restoration http://northernpublicradio.org/post/citizens-demand-more-trees-dekalb-nature-trail-restoration <p></p><p>Planting will begin soon along a DeKalb nature trail that was clear-cut below Com Ed power lines last November. The group tasked with coming up with a restoration plan presented it to the public last night.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 14:27:41 +0000 Susan Stephens 28051 at http://northernpublicradio.org Citizens Demand More Trees For DeKalb Nature Trail Restoration 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 New ComEd Training Center Opens http://northernpublicradio.org/post/new-comed-training-center-opens <div><p>ComEd's first ever training center for employees is now open. The utility unveiled the Rockford facility to the public Wednesday afternoon. The&nbsp;new facility was prompted by a&nbsp;major infrastructure plan. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:05:59 +0000 Mike Moen 24439 at http://northernpublicradio.org New ComEd Training Center Opens 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 ICC Ruling Puts ComEd's Smart Grid Plan On Hold http://northernpublicradio.org/post/icc-ruling-puts-comeds-smart-grid-plan-hold <P><FONT size=5><A href="https://www.comed.com/Pages/default.aspx">ComEd</A> says it will delay elements of its grid modernization plan. That's after the Illinois Commerce Commission issued a ruling Wednesday that would prevent the utility from earning its desired profits, as it tries to cover the costs of infrastructure upgrades. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 11:25:05 +0000 Mike Moen 19364 at http://northernpublicradio.org ICC Ruling Puts ComEd's Smart Grid Plan On Hold