ComEd's Grand Prairie Gateway Project gains approval
The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved Commonwealth Edison Company’s (ComEd) Grand Prairie Gateway Project, a new transmission line that will extend for 60 miles across Ogle, Dekalb, Kane and DuPage Counties.
By Ritesh Gupta
ComEd, a unit of Chicago-based energy provider Exelon, shared that the new line will create immediate customer savings by reducing grid congestion, increasing customers’ access to lower-cost generation, including wind power.
Construction is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of next year and the line is expected to be in service in 2017.
The 345kV electric transmission line will be constructed between ComEd’s existing substations near the communities of Byron and Wayne.