Designing for the Future
Anne Pramaggiore is president and CEO of ComEd. She previously served as ComEd’s chief operating officer. She joined ComEd in 1998 to work on the company’s transition to competitive energy markets. In her role as ComEd’s lead lawyer and as head of regulatory policy, she led major policy work around the restructuring of the Illinois electric industry.
Val Jensen is ComEd’s senior vice president of customer operations. Prior to his current role, Jensen served as vice president of marketing and environmental programs. Jensen joined ComEd in 2008 after eight years at ICF Consulting, where he was senior vice president. Jensen worked for the U.S. Department of Energy from 1994 to 1999, directing the Chicago office from 1996 to 1999.
Connecting massive generating stations capable of powering cities to every machine and device that uses electricity in every home and business, the electric power grid is the most complex machine ever designed and built.
The network is enormous, representing hundreds of billions of dollars of investment. It is 99.9 percent reliable. It is pervasive, adaptive and constantly evolving — being reshaped — by the progress of technology and the pull of changing customer preference and behavior.
And it is at the edge of another evolutionary jump. The economic equivalent of natural selection will reward the companies capable of the most robust adaptation to five core truths: