Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Village of Glen Ellyn to plant shrubs and small trees to replace large trees near power lines along the Prairie Path.
The Village of Glen Ellyn this spring will start replacing some of the taller trees along the Illinois Prairie Path with native shrubs and small trees between Prospect Avenue and Main Street, getting rid of trees that have been hazardous to power lines, according to a news release from the village. The trees along the path that grow near ComEd power lines have traditionally been “topped” as part of a vegetation management program designed to provide reliable electric service by minimizing plant and tree-related outages, according to the release. While topping can help mitigate electric outages, the Village is also interested in developing a more sustainable vegetative plan for the Illinois Prairie Path to incorporate vegetation options …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The utility wants lawmakers to amend a 2011 rate-hike law to allow the utility to retroactively collect money for electricity already used.
The Illinois Senate Executive Committee unanimously approved a request by ComEd and Ameren to "clarify" a 2011 law that allowed the utilities to raise electricity rates, Illinois Public Radio reports. The clarification would allow the power companies to retroactively charge higher rates for the electricity you've already used, potentially raising up to $70 million for ComEd, according to Sun-Times Media. The 2011 law changed the formula used to determine charges. But the utilities say it didn't work as intended. They say regulators aren't letting them charge what they need. Now the companies are back, asking the legislature to pass another law, clarifying the old one. (Says) ComEd CEO Anne Pramaggiore: "Without it we are stalled in these…
Friday, January 25, 2013
Work downtown will last until March 8 and will temporarily reduce some parking along Crescent Boulevard.
ComEd work is reducing some parking spaces in downtown Glen Ellyn. The utility is in the process of doing work and to accommodate it, Main Street north of Crescent Boulevard to the alley at 526 Crescent Blvd. will be closed. The sidewalk work is expected to be completed by March 8, according to the Village of Glen Ellyn. While the work is underway, parking spaces will be reduced. Pedestrians will be able to walk because a barrier will be in place at the curb, the village said. In addition, drivers should use caution in the area until the work is complete, the village said. Stay up to date on Glen Ellyn News. Sign up and begin receiving our daily newsletter in your inbox or on your smart phone. Like us on Facebook.
Monday, October 15, 2012
ComEd is offering its customers additional tools to help improve energy savings.
If you’ve ever wondered what you might do to lower your electric bill or wondered how your energy use compares with your neighbors, ComEd has new tools available to its customers to answer those questions. Through the use of ComEd’s “My Energy Tools” customers will find online tools to help them manage home energy use, according to the utility company. Customers who have an online account can access personalized energy savings tips, comparisons of their energy usage to similar-sized homes in their neighborhood, data on their current energy usage compared to last year, and an online home energy audit, according to ComEd. Customers may also set energy saving goals and monitor their progress. “Our goal is to give customers the tools they …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Power is out in a small area of downtown Glen Ellyn and is expected to be restored later today.
A power outage in the Glen Ellyn central business district is affecting roughly 99, people, according to ComEd. The power outage appears to be affecting those in the area north of Crescent Boulevard, south of Pennsylvania Avenue and between Main Street and Forest Avenue. ComEd said crews are investigating the outage and ComEd expects the power to be restored by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
ComEd reported only a small number of customers were still without power Wednesday morning.
St. Petronille Catholic School is closed Wednesday as a result of the storm Tuesday night, which left some Glen Ellyn residents without power. The Village of Glen Ellyn reported more than 500 residents were without power Wednesday morning and that the school would be closed. ComEd reported only about five customers were still without power at 10 a.m. Wednesday. To report an outage, visit ComEd's website. Tree down in your yard? Add your photos and videos from the storm by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos."
Monday, August 6, 2012
A severe storm Saturday night knocked out power to thousands throughout the area. Officials expect crews to restore service to customers Monday.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Roughly 7,000 customers in the Western suburbs were still without power Sunday morning.
Some ComEd customers in the Western suburbs, including those in Glen Ellyn, may not have power restored until Monday, according to a spokesman for the utility. The severe thunderstorm that rolled through Saturday night caused intense lightning and record-breaking winds of up to 80 mph in some areas, downing trees and power lines around the area, leaving 248,000 people without power at the peak of the outage, said Tony Hernandez, a ComEd spokesman. By Sunday morning ComEd crews had restored power to about 190,000 customers, leaving 50,000 still without service, Hernandez said. In the Western suburbs, which include Glen Ellyn, about 7,000 people were still without power Sunday morning. “We are looking to the have vast majority of …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
If your power is still out, village officials encourage you to call ComEd immediately.
ComEd tells village officials that power has been restored to the entire village following Sunday's severe thunderstorm. According to a statement from the Village President via Facebook, Mark Pfefferman tells followers restoration was restored at 4 p.m. Thursday. Nearly 16,400 customers were originally left without power Sunday after a storm whipped through Glen Ellyn leaving many downed wires and trees in its wake. "Thank you for your patience and understanding. The community truly came together. Even without electricity, Glen Ellyn really shines," writes Pfefferman. The restoration is ahead of schedule. Yesterday, ComEd expected to have remaining outages online by 11 p.m. This was the fifth day without power for some residents as …
As temperatures reach 102 Thursday, ComEd expects to have all remaining outages back online.
As many residents go without power for a fifth day, temperatures could reach a sweltering 102 degrees. According to ComEd's outage map, 500 customers are still without power at this time. Most of the outages are located near North Main Street and Busch Road on the outage map. These 500 customers still without power are far less than the original 16,340 residents left in the dark on Sunday. The power company has been working to whittle this number down by bringing in freelance crews from different states. ComEd released a statement via the social networking site Twitter this morning and said power will be restored Thursday to the remaining 2,200 without power across the Chicagoland area. During this heat ComEd provides a few tips for …