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ComEd’s delivery system is ready for summer season

Press release from ComEd; please share with your communities:

Summer is just around the corner and ComEd’s workforce and systems are ready for the demands of the warmer temperatures ahead. Through its smart grid program and storm- hardening project, ComEd has continued to invest in upgrading its delivery system and improving its safety and reliability. This work includes upgrading substation equipment, installing new transmission wires, poles and smart meters, and inspecting circuits and equipment. In its annual summer readiness presentation to the Illinois Commerce Commission, ComEd noted the benefits of its investments in smart grid and smart meter technology, in addition to ongoing storm-hardening work, which have reduced the frequency and duration of power outages. In addition, ComEd’s storm restoration has improved by 30 percent since 2011. “We are committed to providing safe and reliable service to our customers every day, and the work we have completed on our delivery system will help us continue to meet that commitment,” said Terence R. Donnelly, executive vice president and COO. “ComEd’s infrastructure investments continue to deliver real and notable service improvements to customers by providing one of the best reliability performance years on record achieving a 99.96% reliability rate in 2014.”

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