NAPERVILLE, Ill.— WHO: * Naperville City Council members * Naperville Smart Grid Initiative (NSGI) Steering Committee members * Naperville utility customers
WHAT: The NSGI Steering Committee invites the public to an engaging and educational open house to learn more about the city’s $356 million electric utility asset and its exciting transformation to a more efficient, more reliable and smarter grid. The smart grid will empower Naperville’s utility customers with tools, options and choices on how and if they decide to track and manage their energy use to fit their busy lifestyles. Attendees can learn about the smart grid, how it will impact them, smart meters, the project timeline and where they can go for more information. To highlight the city’s commitment to the environment and showcase the future of energy, the all-electric Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt will be on site. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy, Illinois Institute of Technology (tentative), NSGI vendors, Naperville for Clean Energy and Conservation and the Naperville Renewable Energy Program will join smart grid project team members to provide information and answer questions. WHEN: Tuesday, April 26 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Electric Service Center, 1392 Aurora Ave. Please use the building’s south entrance when arriving for the open house. Please note: All attendees (including media) must bring a photo ID and sign in for security considerations, since the open house will include tours of sensitive electric utility operations. # # # About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several city boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned living history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.naperville.il.us.