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The CEO of Commonwealth Edison says the utility is continuing to push for changes that failed to win legislative approval in the spring.

Anne Pramaggiore told an audience at the City Club of Chicago that a 2011 so-called "Smart Grid" law has led to savings and a more reliable power network.

But she says further improvement—like microgrids that can keep electricity flowing when there's an outage, and charging stations for electric cars—depends on help from Springfield.


Several thousand residents in Stephenson and Jo Daviess Counties remain without power after severe storms that blew through the region overnight late Monday and early Tuesday. 

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State regulators are still collecting comments before they decide on a proposed transmission line for northern Illinois. As the decision draws closer, many residents continue to sound off over the project being pushed by Com-Ed.

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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 open houses about the project it’s calling “The Grand Prairie Gateway.”

Com-Ed Seeks Input On Transmission Line

Aug 13, 2013

On Tuesday, Com-Ed will begin a series of public hearings on a proposed transmission line for several northern Illinois counties.