Microgrid Showcase and Job Fair

The ComEd microgrid is helping
to make Bronzeville a leader
in energy technology.

The ComEd Microgrid Showcase and Job Fair was held on September 15th at Illinois Tech Campus. Participants learned how the microgrid benefits the community, and discovered job opportunities in the energy field and other industries.
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The Bronzeville Microgrid project is underway. Because a microgrid can operate when connected to the larger grid or when not connected to keep local power flowing in times of emergency, it helps deliver reliability, resiliency and security to your area.

Savings for residents. You can take advantage of everything the ComEd® Energy Efficiency Program has to offer – to help you save money and save energy, too.

New opportunities for small businesses. All businesses are eligible for a FREE energy assessment. You’ll identify ways to improve energy efficiency at your business to help your bottom line. Does your business specialize in a trade? Learn how you can become a ComEd Energy Efficiency Trade Ally.


About the Event

Technology exhibits and presentations increased understanding of the community microgrid now under construction. Also on display was a new interactive kiosk from IKE Smart City that will be installed before the end of the year. Attendees enjoyed test rides in the ComEd DASH electrical vehicle and learned about the new off-grid streetlights from ARIS Wind that will be installed at two Bronzeville schools this fall.



Companies Represented

Job seekers visited with representatives of ComEd and more than 50 employers to learn about employment, training and internship opportunities.

ABB
Accenture
AECOM
Ailey Solar
BarTech Group
Burns & McDonnell
Bronzeville Community Development Partnership (BCP)
CLEAResult
Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
Chicago Regional Census Center U.S. Census Bureau
Chicago Urban League
ComEd
CONSTRUCT
CTA
D&S Plus Ent. Inc.
DNV GL
Elevate Energy
Energy Resource Center
Fosler Construction / Fosler Solar

Franklin Energy
Google Nest
GRNE Solar
HACIA
HBK
IFC
Illinois American Water
Illinois IBEW Renewable Energy-Fund
Jewel
LiveWire
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Meade
Metropolitan Mayors Council
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Milhouse Inc
Moxie Solar
MZI
Nexant
PACO Collective
PACE
People’s Gas

Premium Light Inc
Primera
Resource Innovations
Rethink Electric
Seventhwave
Siemens
Sterling Lumber
Strategic Contract Solutions
Sunrun
3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell—Constituent Issues
4th Ward Alderman—Constituent Issues
United Scrap Metals
WPC Solar
Verde Energy Efficiency
VLV Development
WDC SOLAR
Willdan Energy Group