Electrical equipment will soon be replaced between Malden and Edgewood as well as in the 800 block of South Kensington as a result of recent talks with ComEd, La Grange Village Manager Robert Pilipiszyn said during Monday’s Village Board meeting.
The village scheduled the talks after it took ComEd several days to restore power in La Grange after storms ripped through the area in June.
Village President Tom Livingston said at the board meeting that the power outages lasted for a “period of time that was unacceptable.”
About 1,400 customers in La Grange were without electricity at the height of the outages, the village said in June.
ComEd plans to take several other measures in addition to replacing equipment, Pilipiszyn said.
During the first half of September, ComEd representatives are scheduled to make a field visit to La Grange to evaluate the electrical systems. It will also evaluate its communication protocols in response to major outages, including how well tools like customer text message alerts function.
Livingston praised the village’s efforts to improve ComEd’s service.
“Just because it’s sunny and hot now, we have not forgotten about when the storms come,” Livingston said.