Illinois Commerce Commission

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The Illinois Commerce Commission approved ComEd’s Grand Prairie Gateway Project, a new transmission line that will run across DeKalb, Ogle, Kane and DuPage counties.

Construction is set to begin after April 2015 for the line to be in service by June 2017. The line will require about 400 steel power poles from ComEd’s existing substation just east of the Kane County line to the substation in Byron.

Illinois Pollution Hearings Begin

Aug 18, 2014

Hearings begin this week on how to curb global warming pollution in Illinois. The series of meetings is being led by the Illinois Commerce Commission.

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We wrap-up our series on "Flowing Fuels" with a look at who is responsible for inspecting pipelines in Illinois. 

In August, a fuel pipeline in Erie, Ill., exploded under a cornfield, sending flames hundreds of feet into the air. Dozens of people were evacuated. The pipeline was carrying a mix of ethane and propane. The blast is still under investigation and raises questions about who monitors pipelines that flow just beneath the surface.

The short answer: it depends.

Feipel named ICC executive director

Jul 17, 2012

Former Illinois Commerce Commission employee Jonathan Feipel returns to that department on Wednesday, this time as executive director.  Feipel, 37, worked in several positions in the Telecommunications Division for seven years, concluding as Assistant Director.

He moved to the state commerce department, where he supervised the Illinois Energy Office.