Chicago and most of Northern Illinois are connected to the high-voltage grid through Commonwealth Edison, which was integrated into PJM’s operations in May 2004.
Population of Chicago: 2,718,782*
Total ComEd customers (residential, business and government in Chicago and surburbs): 3.8 million**
Total amount of megawatt-hours used: 18,295,340***
- The city is home of President of the United States Barack Obama.
- The first televised presidential debate was broadcast from Chicago’s CBS Studios on September 26, 1960, between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon.
- The world’s first skyscraper, the Home Insurance Company, was built in 1885.
- Walt Disney was born in Chicago in 1901.
- Some of the Chicago region’s largest employers include Advocate Health Care, Walgreens, AT&T, United Continental Holdings Inc., Abbott Laboratories, J.P. Morgan Chase, Allstate Corp., and Jewel-Osco.
Fun facts come from worldbusinesschicago.com and choosechicago.com.