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Grand Prairie Gateway project hearing today

Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:32 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11:07 p.m. CST

The Illinois Commerce Commission will hold a public hearing today in Elgin to hear comments on ComEd’s Grand Prairie Gateway project, a proposal to build a new electric transmission line through Kane, DeKalb, DuPage and Ogle counties.

The hearing will begin at 7 p.m. in the Hemmens Auditorium, 45 Symphony Way in Elgin.

The Grand Prairie Gateway was proposed as a means to improve the electric system’s reliability and alleviate constraints on the electricity grid. 

The ICC is considering the ComEd petition to install, operate and maintain this new overhead electric transmission line and other related facilities necessary for its operation, in Docket 13-0657. Testimony in the case is available through the ICC website at

Written and spoken comments will be accepted at the public hearing. Interested people also may file comments through the ICC’s public comment link on the website at or call the ICC’s consumer services division at 800-524-0795.

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