Mayor Emanuel, GE, Silver Spring Networks and ComEd Announce Multiyear Smart Grid Contracts, Adding New Jobs in Chicago

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Mayor Emanuel, GE, Silver Spring Networks and ComEd Announce Multiyear Smart Grid Contracts, Adding New Jobs in Chicago

City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, GE, Silver Spring Networks and ComEd will announce new Smart Grid contracts that will bring millions of dollars of investment and new jobs to Chicago.

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What:  

Press conference announcing a contract between GE and ComEd in which GE will assemble more than 4 million smart meters in Chicago and create 50 jobs.  Additionally, Silver Spring Networks, which provides the technology platform for ComEd's smart grid network, will open a new facility in Chicago that will house dozens of new technology jobs and a next-generation network operations center to serve Smart Grid projects in Illinois and across the Midwest.        



Who:   

Remarks from:


Mayor Rahm Emanuel


Mark Hura, General Manager of Sales, North America, GE


Scott Lang, Chairman, President and CEO, Silver Spring Network


Anne Pramaggiore, President and CEO, ComEd



When: 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013          


10:00 a.m. CDT


GE Zenith Controls facility


830 W. 40th St.


Chicago, IL  60609



More:  

Representatives from participating organizations available for interviews.


Per GE Safety requirements: No open toed or high heeled shoes on the factory floor.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com. Follow GE Energy Management and its Digital Energy business on Twitter @GE_EnergyMgmt and @YourSmartGrid.

About Silver Spring Networks

Silver Spring Networks is a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks. Our pioneering IPv6 networking platform, with 16.5 million Silver Spring enabled devices delivered, is connecting utilities to homes and business throughout the world with the goal of achieving greater energy efficiency for the planet. Silver Spring's innovative solutions enable utilities to gain operational efficiencies, improve grid reliability, and empower consumers to monitor and manage energy consumption. Silver Spring Networks is used by major utilities around the globe including Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, Commonwealth Edison, CPS Energy, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Inc., Progress Energy, and Singapore Power, among others. To learn more, please visit www.silverspringnet.com.

About ComEd

Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with approximately 6.6 million customers. ComEd provides service to approximately 3.8 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state's population.

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CONTACT: Margaret Hills, GE Digital Energy, +1-416-399-0439, Margaret.Hills@ge.com, or Mayor's Press Office, +1-312-744-3334, press@cityofchicago.org, Noel Hartzell, Global Communications, Silver Spring Networks, +1-650-839-4184, nhartzell@silverspringnet.com, or ComEd Media Relations, +1-312-394-3500

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