When we crank up heaters, fire up ovens, and turn on taps, we don’t normally consider how the resources powering our lives are delivered to our homes, businesses, and institutions—until, of course, something stops working. That’s when we realize what utility providers already know: Assessing, repairing, and modernizing the infrastructure responsible for providing electricity, gas, and water is absolutely critical to a strong economy, healthy environment, and good quality of life.
As pipes and plants age and as consumers react to economic conditions and environmental concerns, taking care of this infrastructure is no small feat. At "All Systems Go: Engineering Sustainable Utility Solutions," the third and final event in Metropolitan Planning Council’s infrastructure roundtable series, executives from ComEd, People’s Gas, and Illinois American Water discuss the challenges of providing high-quality utility services at a reasonable cost to consumers. The topics include:
Panelists include: J. Tyler Anthony, ComEd's senior vice president of distribution operations; Mark Radtke, Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (People’s Gas), executive vice president—chief strategy officer; and Karla Olson Teasley, president of Illinois American Water.
Recorded Thursday, November 17, 2011 at the Metropolitan Planning Council.