City of Belvidere Water Services
Located in the Midwest area of the central U.S., the Northern Illinois region is well positioned for national and international market access and rich with resources that can help your business grow. The State of Illinois has restructured its electricity industry to allow all customers to choose an electricity supplier of their choice. A Northern Illinois location offers businesses a robust, deregulated energy-exporting region that provides for more opportunities, options, and price stability over time and is not something available in other neighboring Midwestern States. ComEd’s peak system demand is 23,613 MW set in 2006.
The ComEd service territory covers 11,411 square miles in Northern Illinois, stretching from the Wisconsin border to as far south as Pontiac, Ill., and from the Indiana border to the Mississippi River. It covers approximately 70 percent of the population in Illinois and the vast majority of the State’s industrial companies. Our transmission and distribution systems are very robust, with more than 5,300 miles of overhead transmission lines and approximately 34,900 miles of overhead distribution lines and 29,700 miles of underground distribution lines.
As the largest natural gas distributor in Illinois and one of the largest natural gas distributors in the country, Nicor Gas delivers natural gas safely and reliably to 656 northern Illinois communities.
In order to deliver this service, Nicor Gas operates more than 34,000 miles of distribution system that is connected to seven interstate pipelines and one intrastate pipeline. We also own and operate one of the largest natural gas aquifer storage systems in North America, with eight natural gas storage fields capable of delivering approximately 150 billion cubic feet of natural gas annually.
Our more than 2,000 employees are dedicated to helping ensure that natural gas – an American, abundant, affordable and clean energy source – safely and reliably reaches more than 2.2 million homes and businesses. As a company, we are committed to investing in programs and initiatives that invigorate the economy, enrich the community, enhance diversity, promote education and support environmental stewardship. For more than 150 years, Nicor Gas and its legacy companies have been a part of the fabric of this region and we are proud to give back to the communities where we live, work and raise our families.