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Sep 04, 2014, 09:00 ET Unique Refrigerator Car Race - Icebox Derby Builds to an Exciting Finish: Race Day Showcases the Talent of 30 Future Innovators

Over the past six weeks, 30 young women from across Chicagoland have worked determinedly in teams to transform old refrigerators into electric race...


Mar 05, 2014, 19:00 ET EnergyBiz Selects ComEd's Anne Pramaggiore CEO of the Year

 ComEd President and CEO Anne Pramaggiore was named Utility Industry CEO of the Year by Energy Central, publisher of EnergyBiz magazine, at a...


Jan 30, 2014, 14:13 ET Chicago's "Neighborhood Heroes" Take A Bow During Black History Month

Diane Latiker, a mother of eight and grandmother to 13, began her outreach by opening her home as a safe haven to kids on the block. Her compassion...


Jan 28, 2014, 15:40 ET ComEd Ready to meet Customer Needs in Severe Cold Weather

With the record cold temperatures in northern Illinois, ComEd has taken extra steps to ensure the electrical system is functioning as effectively...


Jan 07, 2014, 15:26 ET ComEd Announces $650 Million Bond Sale

 ComEd announced that it has priced $650 million of First Mortgage Bonds, consisting of $300 million maturing on January 15, 2019, with a...


Dec 03, 2013, 09:35 ET Smart Grid Program Supported 2,800 Jobs in Third Quarter

 ComEd announced today that work related to the Smart Grid program resulted in 2,872 full-time equivalent jobs in the third quarter of 2013....


Nov 21, 2013, 13:00 ET ComEd Upgrades and Improves Systems to Prepare for Winter Weather

As the temperatures begin to drop, ComEd has taken steps to ensure the electric grid – and customers – are ready for whatever the...


Nov 19, 2013, 17:05 ET ComEd Restores More Than 99 Percent of Customers Affected by Sunday's Storm

  Following fast moving storms, including an EF4 tornado, that ripped through Illinois on Sunday and interrupted electrical service to...


Nov 18, 2013, 13:20 ET ComEd Restores More Than 90 Percent of Customers Affected by Sunday's Storm

 Following fast moving storms that ripped through northern Illinois on Sunday and interrupted electrical service to more than 200,000...


Sep 30, 2013, 11:02 ET ComEd to Present Potential Routes for New Transmission Line in Ogle, DeKalb, Kane and DuPage Counties

 ComEd today announced it will host its third series of open houses to present the proposed routes for the Grand Prairie Gateway Project, a...


Sep 24, 2013, 11:00 ET ComEd Seeks Customer Feedback on Three Potential Bill Designs

 As part of its effort to improve customer service and satisfaction, ComEd today announced it is seeking feedback from customers on three...


Sep 09, 2013, 08:00 ET Smart Grid Program Supported More Than 3,000 Jobs in Second Quarter

ComEd announced that work related to the Smart Grid program resulted in more than 3,000 full-time equivalent jobs in the second quarter of 2013....


Sep 03, 2013, 10:00 ET ComEd Begins Smart Meter Installations

 As part of its 10-year, $2.6 billion grid modernization program, ComEd today began installation of more than 4 million smart meters throughout...


Aug 29, 2013, 14:34 ET ComEd Earns LEED® Silver Certification for Facilities in Rockford and Oakbrook Terrace

ComEd today announced that it has been awarded LEED Silver green building certification for two facilities: the recently refurbished space at...


Aug 14, 2013, 10:03 ET ComEd Becomes Most "Liked" Utility on Facebook

ComEd became the most "liked" utility on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ComEd) this week, reaching a new record of more than 50,000 "likes" on its...


Aug 13, 2013, 09:00 ET ComEd Announces $350 Million Bond Sale

ComEd today announced that it has priced $350 million of First Mortgage Bonds, maturing on August 15, 2043, with a coupon of 4.60 percent. ...


Jul 23, 2013, 12:49 ET ComEd's Energy Efficiency Programs Helped Customers Save $400 Million on Electric Bills Over Past Five Years

ComEd today announced its energy efficiency programs have saved customers more than $400 million on their electric bills over the past five years....


Jul 16, 2013, 10:35 ET ComEd Prepares Customers to Beat the Heat

With temperatures expected to reach 90 degrees or more all this week, ComEd is offering the following tips that can help reduce energy usage by...


Jul 15, 2013, 10:00 ET ComEd Partners with After School Matters® to Employ Local Teens for Summer Youth Ambassador Program

ComEd today announced a new partnership with After School Matters, a non-profit organization, to provide 100 Chicago-area high school students...


Jul 11, 2013, 11:00 ET ComEd Leads Its First-Ever Statewide Emergency Drill

 In the face of increasingly severe and damaging weather across the country, ComEd today is gathering more than 30 state, county, municipal and...


Jul 09, 2013, 11:00 ET Mayor Emanuel, GE, Silver Spring Networks and ComEd Announce Multiyear Smart Meter Contracts, Bringing Millions of Dollars in Investment and Jobs to Chicago

City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined GE, Silver Spring Networks and ComEd today at a GE manufacturing facility on the south side of Chicago to...


Jul 01, 2013, 11:18 ET ComEd Assessed 10,000 Manholes and Refurbished 6,200 Under Smart Grid Law

ComEd has assessed more than 10,000 manholes and refurbished more than 6,200 since 2012, as part of the grid modernization program under the Smart...


Jun 27, 2013, 13:40 ET ComEd Celebrates Chicago Blackhawks Victory with Customer Contest

Chicago Blackhawks sponsor ComEd is celebrating Stanley Cup fever by encouraging customers to share their favorite Blackhawks photo with ComEd via...


Jun 27, 2013, 09:00 ET ComEd Using Crowdsourcing to Redesign its Bills

As part of an effort to enhance the customer experience, ComEd today announced it is planning to redesign its bill to make it easier for customers...


Jun 26, 2013, 13:04 ET ComEd Restores 95 Percent of Customers Affected by Monday's Derecho

ComEd is well on its way to closing out power outages caused by Monday's derecho, with more than 95 percent of affected customers having been...