At ComEd, our commitment to providing safe and reliable electricity contributes to the quality of life in Northern Illinois and is a key component of the region’s overall economic development potential. Without a robust electrical system in place, Chicago and Northern Illinois would be unable to effectively compete for new business expansions in the global economy and existing businesses would be less competitive. ComEd’s service territory is rated as the lowest carbon output location for electricity generation among major cities based in large part on the 41% installed nuclear capacity in place.
Located in the Midwest area of the central U.S., the Northern Illinois region is well positioned for national and international market access and rich with resources that can help your business grow. The State of Illinois has restructured its electricity industry to allow all customers to choose an electricity supplier of their choice. A Northern Illinois location offers businesses a robust, deregulated energy-exporting region that provides for more opportunities, options, and price stability over time and is not something available in other neighboring Midwestern States. ComEd’s peak system demand is 23,613 MW set in 2006.
The ComEd service territory covers 11,411 square miles in Northern Illinois, stretching from the Wisconsin border to as far south as Pontiac, Ill., and from the Indiana border to the Mississippi River. It covers approximately 70 percent of the population in Illinois and the vast majority of the State’s industrial companies. Our transmission and distribution systems are very robust, with more than 5,300 miles of overhead transmission lines and approximately 34,900 miles of overhead distribution lines and 29,700 miles of underground distribution lines.
ComEd can supply you with detailed demographics for any area within our Northern Illinois service territory. Reports can be structured by zip code, by community, by county, or by radiuses (i.e., 5, 10, and 20 miles) around a specific address. A general demographic profile of the 400+ communities that make up ComEd’s service territory is available for your use and review.