Utilities

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Utilities

MUNICIPAL UTILITIES - WATER
Huntley holds a strong competitive advantage in the area of municipal water availablity and costs.  Not only does significant water capacity exist for new businesses, but water costs are typically less than half that of most communities which purchase water from the City of Chicago.  Huntley's rates are also competitive with many other major Midwestern cities' water rates:

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Huntley maintains and operates the following:

  • Five (5) water stations consisting of deep wells and water treatment facilities at each station capable of generating 6.3 million gallons/day.  (Average daily water demand in 2014 totaled 2.1 million gallons while the highest monthly average daily water demand for totaled 2.7 million gallons.)
  • Over one hundred and twenty (120) miles of water main
  • Five (5) elevated storage tanks

MUNICIPAL UTILITIES - WASTEWATER
The Village maintains and operates the following:

  • The East Wastewater Treatment Plant (EWWTP), which can process up to 1.8 million gallons of wastewater daily 
  • The West Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWWTP), which can process up to 2.6 million gallons of wastewater daily
  • Fourteen (14) lift/pump stations


 ELECTRICAL UTILITIES

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ComEd serves Huntley with two electrical substations, one located on Rt. 47 approximately one mile north of Reed Road, and a second newer substation located at I-90 approximately 1.2 miles west of Rt. 47 on Sanwald Road (a/k/a Sanwald Substation).

The Sanwald Substation was constructed in 2007 to serve the needs of commercial and industrial users in the area surrounding the I-90 and Rt. 47 interchange.  Currently, the facility contains two transformers generating electrical capacity in excess of 100 megawatts.  Sanwald was constructed to allow for a total of four transformers with capacity in excess of several hundred thousand megawatts.

Phase III was the final phase of the Northwest Reliability Project, which began in 1994 to increase capacity and reliability in the area. During the Northwest Reliability Project's first two phases, ComEd constructed the Sanwald substation and transmission line north of Huntley, and extended the transmission line to a new substation near Algonquin in 2001.  Phase III added approximately 68 megawatts of capacity to serve businesses and residents in southeast McHenry and northeast Kane counties (Huntley).

Extra transmission pathways created by the Northwest Reliability Project have also enhanced local reliability for customers served by the Gilberts, Algonquin, North Huntley, and Sanwald substations.  Phase III construction completed the loop connecting the three substations, so that each is now served from two directions.  This creates an independent source of power in case one of the transmission lines goes down.

Huntley's Economic Development staff would be pleased to assist you in understanding how your firm's electrical needs fit with the capacity of the Sanwald Road Substation.  You may also contact ComEd:
Ed Sitar (Manager, Economic Developement) at edward.sitar@comed.com or at 630.437.2571

Energy Efficiency Programs
ComEd works closely with its economic development allies to leverage our top-performing electric reliability, the competitive Illinois energy market, and our business-focused energy efficiency program to help power innovation and create jobs.

McHenry County Energy Efficiency Program
Since 2008 over 2,300 McHenry County businesses have participated in the ComEd® Energy Efficiency Program earning over $11.9M in total business incentives. These businesses are now benefiting from annual electric bill savings of nearly $8.2M.

Kane County Energy Efficiency Program
Since 2008 over 2,500 Kane County businesses have participated in the ComEd® Energy Efficiency Program earning over $15.7M in total business incentives. These businesses are now benefiting from annual electric bill savings of nearly $12.1M.

For additional information regarding ComEd’s business focused energy efficiency programs: Contact Ed Sitar Edward.sitar@comed.com   630-437-2571

The ComEd service territory covers 11,411 square miles in northern Illinois, stretching from the Wisconsin border to as far south as Pontiac, Ill., and from the Indiana border to the Mississippi River. ComEd serves the vast majority of the state’s industrial companies. ComEd is part of the Exelon Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, which includes a sister-utility,  PECO Energy in Philadelphia, PA, Exelon Generation and other affiliate companies such as Exelon Generation.