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ComEd Upgrade Aims to Improve Woodridge Service

ComEd recently completed a cable replacement project in Woodridge to prevent outages.

Woodridge customers could see fewer and shorter outages following a ComEd cable replacement program.

ComEd announced Thursday the company has replaced about 2,800 feet of underground cable. Projects in Woodridge, Glen Ellyn and Wheaton are completed and work is underway in Joliet and Lombard. 

Under a new law enacted in October, ComEd will continue work throughout northern Illinois in January. About $1.3 billion will be invested on ComEd's aging infrastructure, replacing cable and poles and upgrading equipment. 

Another $1.3 billion will be used digitize ComEd's electric system and incorporating smart grad technologies, including installing a smart meter in every home. 

"The investments will help ComEd significantly reduce outages and help save customers money," the release said. 

Customers will pay an additional $3 a month for the infrastructure, and the projects will take 10 years to complete. 

RobertWilliams January 03, 2012 at 08:50 PM
SMART METERS WORSE THAN CIGARETTES Smart meters are more damaging than cigarettes. And because of the Internet, people are finding out about the problems (health problems, privacy violation problems, billing increases, national security problems) much faster than they did with cigarettes. Also, cigarettes are a personal choice and the utility companies overstepped their boundaries when they lied and misrepresented that smart meters were mandatory when the National Energy Policy was "To offer smart meters," NOT force them onto people's homes.
RobertWilliams January 03, 2012 at 08:51 PM
SMART METER PRIVACY VIOLATIONS. 1. Must-See 4-minute youtube video on Smart meters http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8JNFr_j6kdI SMART METER HEALTH PROBLEMS AND CANCER. 2. The WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION May 31 2011 placed the Non-ionizing radiation coming from Wireless smart meters (& some other wireless devices) on the Class 2-B Carcinogen List. http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2011/pdfs/pr208_E.pdf 3. The NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH Feb 2011 found biological changes in the brain after only minutes of exposure to non-ionizing radiation. http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/305/8/808.abstract
RobertWilliams January 03, 2012 at 08:54 PM
6. WIRELESS SMART METERS – 100 TIMES MORE RADIATION THAN CELL PHONES.
 Video Interview: Nuclear Scientist, Daniel Hirsch, (5 minutes) http://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/04/20/daniel-hirsch-on-ccsts-fuzzy-math/
 
 7. WIRELESS SMART METERS – CANCER, NERVOUS SYSTEM DAMAGE, ADVERSE REPRODUCTION AFFECTS. 
Video Interview: Dr. Carpenter, New York Public Health Department, Dean of Public Health, (2 minutes) 
http://emfsafetynetwork.org/?p=3946 10. Skyrocketing Utility Bills after installation TV News Video (3 minutes) http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/63581287.html?tab=video 12. CIA Director James Woolsey calls Smart grid “Stupid” due to National Security problems caused by so-called smart meters. News Video (1 minute) http://www.energynow.com/video/2011/08/10/preview-mix-james-woolsey
Barry Allen January 04, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Robert, Interesting and entertaining links. It would be useful to know some of your background on the subject. In March you were commenting on smart meters in a Patch in Massechusetts. By August you were making pretty much the same comments in various Patches in California. Now you're here. I'm just guessing that you're not local, not an engineer, and fighting smart meters is your "tilting at windmills".

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