In August, INTREN reached a major milestone as part of ComEd’s Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act (EIMA) project to modernize and strengthen Northern Illinois’ electrical grid. INTREN is one of ComEd’s “Contractors of Choice” for the EIMA project which has completed over 3,000 miles of cable injection and cable replacement over a seven year period. Moving into 2016, INTREN plans to tackle another 777 miles = 712 miles of cable replacement and 65 miles of cable injection with its 52 boring crews.
Beginning in 2012, ComEd has been actively replacing electrical cables to improve the efficiency and reliability of its grid as part of EIMA, an estimated $2.6 billion program where INTREN remains at the forefront of the utility providers’ efforts. As a foundation for the project, ComEd has focused on first replacing cables that have faulted, and second replacing cable sections that were installed before 1985. Over the course of the four year project, ComEd’s investments have helped avoid over 5.6 million customer interruptions. Last year alone, ComEd negated over 1.5 million interruptions.