Proposed new power lines brings out concerned public

ComEd has planned to build a 60 miles of 345 kilovolts lines near Wayne through Kane to Ogle County. The said plan will cost the company $200 million and the construction would begin late 2014 or possibly early of 2015 once the proposal has been approved by the Illinois Commerce Commission.

The plan is set to make the power grid more efficient in the region.

But the plan seems to trigger concerned public near the target location. Concerns have included health and property value issues that might arise in the future.

In the report written by Brenda Schory at Kane County Chronicle, the proposed route should be submitted to the Illinois Commerce Commission by the end of 2013 and has 225 days to rule.

Read the full report here.