The following information is taken directly from the Commonwealth Edison Web site of www.exeloncorp.com/ourcompanies/comed/:
Commonwealth Edison, ComEd, is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), one of the nations largest electric utilities with more than $15 billion in annual revenues and a customer base of 5.2 million. Frank M. Clark is president, ComEd and executive vice president and chief of staff, Exelon Corporation.
ComEd and its nearly 6,000 employees are responsible for maintaining more than 78,000 miles of power lines that make up the electric transmission and distribution system in Northern Illinois. ComEd also provides customer operations for more than 3.7 million customers across the region, or 70 percent of the states population.
With a corporate history dating back to the early days of electric service in Chicago, ComEd long has been a responsible corporate citizen in Northern Illinois. ComEd and its employees are actively involved in communities throughout the region and sponsor many civic and cultural organizations.
ComEd is committed to improving electric service reliability for its customers. Since 1998, ComEd has reduced the frequency of customer interruptions by 44 percent. In 2003, nearly 65 percent of the companys customers experienced either one outage or none at all. As the largest electric utility in Illinois, ComEd has been at the forefront of creating a competitive electric market in the state. Electric industry restructuring has already resulted in rate reductions for most of the states residential customers, electric choice for business customers andas of May 1, 2002residential customers, moderate stranded cost recovery, and a developing open market.
ComEds service territory borders Iroquois County to the south (roughly Interstate 80), the Wisconsin border to the north, the Iowa border to the west and the Indiana border to the east.
From the Sept. 14-20, 2005, issue