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ComEd Asks Consumers in Tinley Park, Orland Hills and Orland Park to Conserve Electricity

CHICAGO (Aug. 24, 2023) – To address a localized and emergent issue, ComEd has taken a piece of equipment out of service. While crews make repairs, ComEd is asking residents and businesses in Tinley Park, Orland Hills and Orland Park to curtail energy use until 7:30 pm today, August 24, 2023, to reduce the risk of outages in these three areas. This is a localized issue and should not impact ComEd customers in other areas.

To ensure continued reliable power, ComEd asks Tinley Park, Orland Hills and Orland Park customers to curtail energy use in the following ways:

  • Turn it off / Unplug It: Turn off or unplug all unnecessary lighting and devices (chargers, printers, small appliances)
  • Raise your thermostat: Raise the thermostat setting 2-3 degrees and keep thermostats at a constant, comfortable level.
  • Do not use appliances unnecessarily: Hold off on using appliances like dishwashers, washing machines and dryers. 
  • Keep shades, blinds and curtains closed: About 40 percent of unwanted heat comes through windows. Simply closing blinds and curtains, which act as a layer of insulation, can reduce heat in your home. 

ComEd continues to carefully monitor the equipment conditions and will do everything possible to ensure reliable power in the area. 


ComEd is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NASDAQ: EXC), a Fortune 200 energy company with approximately 10 million electricity and natural gas customers – the largest number of customers in the U.S. ComEd powers the lives of more than 4 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state's population. For more information visit, and connect with the company on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

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