ComEd to present routes for Illinois transmission line

ComEd will host a series of open houses to present the proposed routes for the Grand Prairie Gateway Project, a new high-voltage electric transmission line to be constructed between ComEd’s existing substations near the communities of Byron and Wayne.

The new line will connect these substations and travel across Ogle, DeKalb, Kane and DuPage counties and will serve customers throughout northern Illinois.

In addition to presenting the routes, ComEd representatives will be on hand to answer questions related to the proposed line and transmission structures and the next steps in the process, which include submitting an application for approval from the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC).

The need for the new transmission line was identified by PJM Interconnection, the independent regional transmission grid operator and planner for the ComEd service territory. PJM selected the Grand Prairie Gateway Project as the best solution for addressing current system congestion and ensuring the continued efficient flow of electricity across northern Illinois. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regulations require these upgrades to relieve congestion on ComEd’s transmission system.

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