ComEd cites major reliability improvements in 2022 compared to pre-smart grid efforts
October 17, 2022
According to new metrics released by ComEd last week, efforts to improve the power grid in northern Illinois through smart grid technology yielded an 82 percent improvement in overall reliability compared to when improvements began in 2011.
In just over a decade since the company claimed its efforts have helped customers avoid more than 18.8 million outages and avoid more than $3 billion in affiliated costs. This was managed while maintaining average residential rates 21 percent lower than the top 10 U.S. metro areas and commercial rates about 13 percent lower than the top 20 U.S. metro areas.