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ComEd Recognized for Advancing a Weather-Ready Nation

National Weather Service of Chicago honors company with Ambassador of Excellence Award

CHICAGO (Nov. 6, 2019) – In recognition of ComEd's significant contributions to ensure readiness, responsiveness and resilience against weather, water and climate events, the National Weather Service of Chicago presented the company with the Ambassador of Excellence Award.

For the third year, the National Weather Service of Chicago is recognizing Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassador organizations that have made contributions to building a weather-ready nation. WRN Ambassadors serve as change agents in communities, helping to minimize impacts of natural disasters.

"ComEd has been an active ambassador for several years to ensure weather safety of their employees and publics they serve," said Stephen Rodriguez Jr., National Weather Service meteorologist. "Additionally, ComEd collaborates with the National Weather Service on a biannual state exercise to provide public and private agencies the opportunity to prepare and plan for high impact weather."

Through its most recent statewide drill in May, ComEd coordinated a comprehensive, multiagency response to simulated disasters, including extreme flooding and related damage, and a cyberattack. More than 80 organizations joined ComEd in the exercise.

ComEd also has made significant investments to harden its energy system against severe weather. Since investments began in 2012, ComEd has improved its overall reliability more than 60 percent and avoided more than 13 million customer interruptions.

"As a result of our smart grid improvements and dedicated employees, we have set records in delivering the highest levels of reliability," said Cheryl Maletich, ComEd senior vice president of transmission and substation. "I'm proud of our employees who work around the clock in often challenging conditions and of our partnership with the National Weather Service to strengthen resilience against extreme weather."  

To see a complete list of National Weather Service Ambassadors of Excellence, click here.

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Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NASDAQ: 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, Instagram and YouTube.


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