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ComEd plans temporary ‘nerve centers’ for long outages

Hoping to avoid a repeat of the chaos caused by widespread outages during last summer’s storms, Commonwealth Edison Co. announced Wednesday it will set up temporary communication centers in areas where 20 percent of customers go without power for three hours or more. Each of the 17 centers can be set up within hours, said Continue reading ?
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ComEd smart grid tested by Chicago’s summer storms

Utilities / Energy : Smart Grid (5 months ago)

Last week’s intense storms, featuring seven confirmed tornadoes, were Commonwealth Edison Co.’s first true test of the power-grid improvements it has made since winning the right from the state to hike rates annually to finance its ... Read Post

Con Edison Prevents Thousands Of Outages With Post-Sandy Improvements

Utilities / Energy : Smart Grid (4 months ago)

New York-based utility Con Edison says that its post-Sandy storm-hardening improvements have spared customers 20,000 outages so far this year, including 5,000 of them in Westchester over the July 4 weekend. “The post-Sandy storm har... Read Post

Con Edison celebrating second anniversary of storm hardening plan

Utilities / Energy : Smart Grid (2 months ago)

Con Edison is halfway into its four-year storm hardening plan, which provides a comprehensive storm defense system to protect New Yorkers from the widespread infrastructure damage that can occur from weather events like Superstorm S... Read Post


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