Tuesday, April 19, 2016 || By Michael Romain
ComEd officials will install energy efficient, smart-ready LED lighting on more than 380 ComEd-owned streetlights throughout Maywood, the company announced on Tuesday afternoon.
On April 19, Fidel Marquez, a ComEd senior vice president, met with top village officials, including Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins, to help launch the installation.
Maywood is one of 50 municipalities in the state to receive the technology upgrade, which was provided through ComEd’s Smart Ideas Energy Efficiency Program. In all, the company plans to upgrade nearly 18,000 of their streetlights with the energy efficient technology.
“Our smart grid investments are laying the foundation for innovation that is helping enhance the everyday lives of our customers and communities,” Val Jensen, ComEd’s senior vice president of customer operations, said in an April 19 press release.
“Installing smart-ready streetlights is the first step in expanding smart city innovations that provide cleaner options, greater operational efficiency and strengthen safety and security for our communities.
“Maywood is pleased to be among the first municipalities to participate in ComEd’s smart-ready streetlight program,” Perkins said in a statement. “These energy efficient light fixtures will enhance illumination along our streets, improving public safety and visibility.” VFP
Top photo: A ComEd worker installs an LED light in Maywood on April 19. || Right: ComEd Senior Vice President Fidel Marquez with Trustee Michael Rogers, Mayor Edwenna Perkins, Village Manager Willie Norfleet, Jr., and Police Chief Valdimir Talley | Photos courtesy ComEd.
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