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Chicago-based utility Commonwealth Edison Co. (ComEd) has announced that work related to its smart grid program resulted in 2,872 full-time equivalent jobs in the third quarter of this year.

In a report submitted to the Illinois Commerce Commission, ComEd says its grid modernization program supported 954 full-time equivalent positions, including 282 at the utility and 671 with its contractors. In addition, based on the proportion of direct to induced jobs created by the program in 2012, ComEd estimates that 1,908 indirect jobs were generated in the third quarter as a result of the ripple effect of capital spending.

The utility notes that its grid modernization program launched in January 2012, with smart meter installations beginning this past September.

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