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ComEd upgrading grid

ComEd Builds the Utility of the Future

The need to renovate is underpinning necessary investments on upgrading electricity infrastructure and undertaking innovative approaches to the grid in Chicago.

The growing integration of distributed energy resources in distribution networks, all-time-high expectations of electricity customers for the low-cost and reliable supply of electricity, and an increasing number of extreme weather events — all combined with an aging transmission and distribution network, built mainly in the late 1960s and 1970s — have made the case for necessary investments in upgrading the current electricity infrastructure and undertaking innovative approaches.

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