ComEd reports results to Illinois Commerce Commission: benefits continue to outweigh costs

CHICAGO (Feb. 18, 2021) – ComEd this week reported to the Illinois Commerce Commission that residential customers are receiving savings and clean energy benefits from the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) and that these benefits are greater than the costs to customers. Enacted by the Illinois General Assembly in 2016, FEJA is jumpstarting renewable energy and increasing savings through new energy efficiency solutions for less than the caps established by the legislation.

“FEJA is making good on its promise to help our customers and communities gain access to clean and more efficient energy, and the benefits continue to outweigh the costs,” said ComEd CEO Joe Dominguez. “Since the state passed FEJA, energy efficiency investments have saved customers almost as much energy as they saved in the 10 years before FEJA at about half the cost.”

ComEd’s annual reports to the ICC detail the total cumulative average investment costs and benefits in the first four years of FEJA. From 2017 through 2020, residential customers realized average monthly savings of more than $1.30 per month when factoring in the benefits of investments in energy efficiency and solar energy adoption. The net costs and benefits for commercial customers remain below the legislated cost cap of 0.12 cents per kilowatt (kWh). As of 2020, the net costs and benefits for nonresidential customers, who are exempt from energy efficiency programs, remain below the legislated cost cap of 0.078 cents per kWh.

Customer access to renewable energy is gaining traction under FEJA. In 2020, a record 10,250 ComEd residential customers connected energy resources like private solar to the ComEd grid. Commercial and industrial businesses and community supply projects brought the total to more than 10,500 interconnections, representing 183 megawatts of distributed generation. ComEd also connected 20 community solar projects in 2020, and 55 more projects are under construction. The distributed generation rebate program for commercial and industrial customers grew from $8 million in payments in 2019 to $21 million in 2020.

FEJA also is creating opportunities for underrepresented populations, including members of diverse environmental justice communities and returning citizens, through training provided by trade and community groups. More than 1,300 trainees have completed the Craft Apprenticeship Program led by the IBEW Electrical Workers Renewable Energy Fund, as well as the Solar Pipeline and Multi-cultural Job Training programs; more than 25 percent secured jobs in solar panel installation, or serving as energy brokers, site surveyors, training instructors or other positions.

Under FEJA, Illinois utilities, like those in many other states, treat energy efficiency like other utility investments, and amortize them over the course of their useful lives. For example, the cost of ComEd rebates to customers for new LED lighting is amortized over the expected useful life of the new bulbs.

This allows the company to increase customer rebates and make other investments needed to achieve Illinois’ aggressive energy efficiency goals while reducing the impact on monthly bills.

FEJA will be in place through 2031 and is designed to strengthen and expand funding for Illinois’ Renewable Portfolio Standard by establishing a long-term procurement process and providing up to $220 million per year in funding for wind and solar development.

Job Title: SEASONAL ENGINEERING
INTERN - DISTRICT 1

Agency: Department of Transportation Closing Date/Time: 03/31/2021 Salary: $17.00/hour
Job Type: Hourly Full Time
County: Cook
Number of Vacancies: 30

Applicants must submit the materials listed below by the closing date listed above:

• Signed and completed Application for Seasonal Engineering Intern (PM 2425)
• CMS 284A Authorization for Release of Criminal Information
• CMS 284B Self-Disclosure of Criminal History
• College Transcripts (official or unofficial)

Note: Only education/coursework and experience listed within the application and transcript will be considered for determining eligibility for this position.
Please visit https://idot.illinois.gov/about-idot/employment-opportunities/employment/index to download the Application for Seasonal Engineering Intern (PM 2425), CMS 284A Authorization for Release of Criminal Information and the CMS 284B Self-Disclosure of Criminal History form.

Submittal Options:

• Mail or hand deliver the completed application form PM2425, CMS 284A, CMS 284B and College Transcript(s) to: Bureau of Personnel Management, 2300 S. Dirksen Parkway, Room 113, Springfield, IL 62764
• Electronically complete and submit the application form PM2425, CMS 284A, CMS 284B and College Transcript(s) via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
• College/Universities may submit College Transcript(s) in PDF format to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Agency Mission Statement

The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking to hire Seasonal Engineering Interns for the summer of 2021.

The IDOT team works diligently to provide safe, cost-effective transportation for Illinois in ways that enhance quality of life, promote economic prosperity and protect our environment. We are problem solvers and leaders, constantly searching for innovations and improvements in support of our commitment to providing the best multimodal transportation system for Illinois.

Our team fosters a culture of inclusivity. We value diversity and hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards as we work together for a common purpose.

Team members frequently collaborate with colleagues and others outside the department to best meet customer needs.

We invite qualified applicants to apply to become part of our team for the summer of 2021. We are confident that you will take pride in serving Illinois and its residents and visitors.

Qualifications

Position Requirements:
• Completion of high school
• Current enrollment in a college engineering program
• Valid driver’s license
• Proof of automobile liability insurance required at the time of offer • Frequent travel within the district
• ANSI Class 75, 6” or higher, steel toe safety shoes
• College transcripts

Position Desirables:

• Understanding of design plans/blueprint reading and the ability to perform necessary technical computations in plan preparation
• Education in math to the level of trigonometry
• Strong computer skills
• Knowledge of materials testing and laboratory testing equipment
• Ability to communicate effectively and follow oral and written instructions

Job Responsibilities

The Seasonal Engineering Intern Program is designed to give engineering students an opportunity to obtain on-the-job training from May 17, 2021, through August 13, 2021.

This position is accountable for providing engineering assistance for all aspects of highway related design, construction, and maintenance projects.

Principal Accountabilities

1. Provides accurate designs, measurements, computations, and documentation.
2. Keeps the Resident Engineer/Technician informed of any problems encountered or deviations made.
3. Ensures that work performed is in accordance with the specifications.
4. Performs all duties in compliance with departmental safety rules. Performs all duties in a manner conducive to the fair and equitable treatment of all employees.
5. Performs other duties as assigned.

Work Hours: 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM Monday - Friday (30 minute lunch)
Work Location: Schaumburg - 201 Center Ct
Office: Office of Highways Project Implementation / Bureau of Construction / Region 1 / District 1 Agency Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please visit https://idot.illinois.gov/about-idot/employment-opportunities/employment/index to download the Application for Seasonal Engineering Intern (PM 2425), CMS 284A Authorization for Release of Criminal Information and the CMS 284B Self-Disclosure of Criminal History form.

The grants are offered by the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and United Airlines to support West Side businesses.

 
WEST SIDE — Small businesses owned by people of color on the West Side can apply for a recovery grant through Feb. 28 to help them stay afloat through the pandemic.

The Support West program will award $5,000 grants to selected businesses. The program is organized by the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation in partnership with United Airlines.

Business owners can apply for the grant on the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation website through the end of February. Recipients will be chosen in March.

Recognizing that the West Side was hit especially hard by the pandemic and economic slump, the grants aim to “assist in long-term recovery and elevate the economic corridors of West Side communities surrounding the United Center,” Blackhawks CEO Danny Wirtz said in a news release.

The grants will target people-of-color-owned small businesses that have 10 or fewer employees. Eligible businesses must have less than $250,000 in annual revenue. Applicants must also demonstrate a 25 percent loss in revenues due to the pandemic.

“We are pleased to partner with the Blackhawks to channel our resources to better ensure that the small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic remain a valuable part of our city when we emerge from this pandemic,” Rahsaan Johnson, director of global sponsorship activation at United, said in a news release.

The Support West grants will be a partner program to One West Side, the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation’s efforts to invest in the West Side’s nonprofit community. One West Side has committed at least $2 million to funding leadership development and neighborhood programs in the area.

Nonprofit grantees from the One West Side program include MAAFA Redemption Project, the Austin Childcare Providers Network and West Side United.

Greetings from the Diversity and Recruitment Section!

Please see attachments for requirements and details for each 2021 Summer Internship opportunity. Complete applications must include the following documents and be submitted by fax, email, hand delivery or mail to the Bureau of Personnel Management by March 3, 2021 by 4:30 pm.


· a completed form PM 2425 (application for seasonal employment) indicating your top three preferences for employment locations. The form can be downloaded from https://idot.illinois.gov/about-idot/employment-opportunities/employment/index;

· official or unofficial college transcripts; registrar offices may send transcripts in pdf format to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
forms 284A Authorization for Release of Criminal Information and 284B Self Disclosure of Criminal History, these forms are also accessible on the website listed above.

No Interviews:

There are no interviews for internship positions. Eligibility is determined solely on the completed application package. Applicants should highlight relevant education/coursework and experience within the application.

Mailing Address:
Illinois Department of Transportation
Bureau of Personnel Management, Room 113
2300 South Dirksen Parkway,
Springfield, IL 62764

Fax: 217/557-3134

Email:
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Statewide Internship Opportunities:
Districts: 1-9

District 1 Cook County
District 2 Lee County
District 3 LaSalle
District 4 Peoria
District 5 Edgar
District 6 Sangamon
District 7 Effingham
District 8 Madison
District 9 Jackson


Central Office Bureaus: Sangamon County

Bureau of Materials
Bureau of Safety Programs and Engineering

2021 SEI District One Cook County dragged

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District Office
1016 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607 
(312) 888-9191
(312) 277-3716 FAX

Springfield Office
129 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
217-782-6252