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ComEd Completes $28 Million Expansion of Channahon Substation

Expanded and upgraded substation will support continued regional growth

 

CHANNAHON, Ill. – July 9, 2018 – To support economic growth in the Channahon, Ill., area, ComEd recently completed and livened an expanded substation there. The substation will provide upgraded energy capacity for the Morris, Minooka, and Channahon area.

"Attracting business and investment to the communities we serve requires reliable infrastructure to meet future energy demand," said Sheila Owens, ComEd's vice president of economic and business development. "In addition to investing in local businesses directly, ComEd supports economic growth in northern Illinois by making electric grid investments like the expansion of the Channahon substation."

"Grundy County is strategically located, offering tremendous highway, rail and water access and a highly skilled labor force," said Nancy Norton, President & CEO of the Grundy Economic Development Council. "The expansion of ComEd's substation is just one more reason for site selectors, investors and industry leaders to grow and expand their business in Grundy County."

"I am pleased that ComEd had the foresight to expand the substation to accommodate future industrial expansion," said Morris Mayor Richard Kopczick. "This is a great area for business and we want everyone to know that Grundy County is open for business."

ComEd has multiple substations serving customers in the area and conducts an annual short- (five-year) and long-range (10-year) planning process to assess expected growth in electricity demand based on economic forecast modeling and actual customer usage.

ComEd's investments to strengthen and modernize the electric grid have contributed to record reliability for customers – including fewer and shorter power outages – over the last five years. Now the company is focused on implementation of the Future Energy Jobs Act, ground-breaking legislation that will build on the smart grid to help move Illinois to a clean energy future by expanding renewable energy, energy efficiency, and valuable job training in Illinois communities. 

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Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with approximately 10 million customers. ComEd provides service to approximately 4 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population. For more information visit ComEd.com, and connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


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