Imagine a smart community where residents and businesses...
Are connected in new ways
Can reduce their environmental footprint
Have more options and control over their energy usage
Find value in new products and services to save money, go places, find comfort
See improvements in the community
Critical public infrastructure
The Bronzeville area is home to critical public infrastructure, including hospitals, police headquarters and fire departments.
A wealth of technical innovation underway that can spur smart city development
Bronzeville is home to Illinois Tech, which is a partner with ComEd on new energy technology that has already brought microgrid and nanogrid technology to the area. ComEd and the Illinois Institute of Technology, also known as Illinois Tech, are also partnering on other innovations, including smart streetlights, smart water meters, EV charging stations and more.
Engaged leaders and community members
Home to a vibrant and diverse community, Bronzeville has residents, businesses, and leaders who are highly engaged in efforts to continue invigorating the neighborhood - creating an ideal setting for learning and exploring the full potential of smart energy-related technology.
The foundation is being laid in Bronzeville...
Smart meters installed
U.S. Department of Energy-funded research & design underway on microgrid technology
Microgrid in place at Illinois Tech
Testing underway for installation of new sensors to enable emerging technologies