In 2022, ComEd will invest $963 million with Diversity-Certified Suppliers

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ComEd’s report profiles several diverse-owned business partners, including Intren LLC. The Illinois-based contractor supports many ComEd initiatives, including the interconnection of community solar projects, which are expected to double in northern Illinois to more than 150 by the end of this year.

Once the largest woman-owned utility specialty contractor in the nation, Intren was acquired in 2021 by MasTec, Inc., the nation’s second largest Hispanic-owned company with over 20,000 employees in North America.

Illinois utility companies’ spend with diversity-certified suppliers contributed $11.8 billion to the Illinois GDP from 2017-2020, with $4 billion in purchases from Illinois-based diverse businesses, according to the Illinois Utilities Business Diversity Council (IUBDC), which was formed in 2015 to help utilities establish and share best practices for diverse supplier participation and development.

Members include Ameren Illinois, Aqua, ComEd, Illinois American Water, Nicor Gas, North Shore Gas, and Peoples Ga.

Intren LLC is one of the diverse-owned business partners profiled in ComEd’s report. Many ComEd programs are supported by the Illinois-based contractor, including the interconnection of community solar projects, which are set to more than double in northern Illinois to more than 150 by the end of this year.

Intren, once the nation’s largest woman-owned utilities specialized contractor, was acquired in 2021 by MasTec, Inc., the country’s second largest Hispanic-owned firm with over 20,000 employees in North America.

According to the Illinois Utilities Business Diversity Council (IUBDC), which was formed in 2015 to help utilities establish and share best practices for diverse supplier participation and procurement, Illinois utility companies’ spend with diversity-certified suppliers contributed $11.8 billion to the Illinois GDP from 2017 to 2020, with $4 billion in purchases from Illinois-based diverse businesses.

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