ComEd Substation Tour
We’d like to give a big thanks to Joe Svachula and the folks at ComEd for giving our team a “behind the scenes” tour of the Taylor Street and Willis Tower substations yesterday morning. Substations are a crucial part of the power grid infrastructure, and we got to see how these stations monitor and control high voltage electricity, and how power is distributed and turned into the 120 volt level we need to power homes and businesses all over the city. After shedding our protective gear, we visited Silver Spring Networks‘ brand new Network Operations Center or “NOC” to check out their latest smart grid software and monitoring technology. More simply: we geeked out on all the things that happen behind a light switch.