Reports of at least three of ComEd’s smart meters overheating and starting fires in customer homes have begun circulating around the Chicago area. Naperville opponents of the city’s smart meter program are using this as leverage to highlight the meters’ safety issues. Continue reading here.
Five months after its largest fair increase in the company’s history, the Metra will begin rehabilitating and upgrading its passenger cars with amenities such as electrical outlets and remodeled bathrooms. Continue reading here.
According to Nielsen research, Moms represent 19.2 percent of the online population and 1 in every 3 bloggers identify themselves as a mother. Some Chicagoland mothers are using their blogs to share their ideas about cyber security for the home, and these blogs are becoming major forums for sharing a variety of quality information. Continue reading here.
Original Post (4/24/12): Smart meters connect wirelessly to the internet, allowing individuals to check their power usage, manage their consumption, and apply for rebates. Over the next decade, ComEd is looking to replace 4 million meters across Chicagoland and Northern Illinois with these smart meters. However, no one will be able to opt out of the program. Continue reading here.
Update (5/1/12): ComEd is seeking a 97 cents/month rate increase starting in 2013 to help fund its plans for modernizing its electric grid. The Illinois Commerce Commission must still approve the increase, however. Continue reading here.
As companies receive more applicants for job postings, they seek to relieve stress stress on HR departments by turning to online job boards and digital submissions. So how is it working out? Continue reading here.