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Getting Power to Your Home is a Team Effort

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Have you ever wondered how your electricity reaches your home outlets? It has a long journey! The City receives its power from the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency, and transporting that power to your home is a team effort between the City and ComEd. After receiving the electricity through ComEd’s transformers and transmission lines, the electricity enters the City’s utility grid through a “step down” substation, and then on through the City’s distribution lines and transformers, before continuing to your house and powering your appliances and electronics.