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ComEd California Facility


3420 N. California Ave.




Sat, Oct 14: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 15: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible


Primera Engineers, LTD, 2020



Completed in 2020, the 30-acre Powering Lives Community Center is the electric utility’s new office and warehouse complex in Avondale. The LEED Platinum certified facility replaces a century-old complex and includes 120,000 square feet of offices and an 80,000-square-foot warehouse—accommodating about 600 employees.

The new center demonstrates ComEd’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity both within the workplace and in the Chicago communities it services while focusing on an institutional commitment to STEM education and the development of future energy professionals. The first floor of the facility showcases “Our Energy, Our Future” — a self-guided exhibit with interactive displays that encourage guests to learn about how energy is used and distributed throughout Chicago and the path toward a clean and renewable future.

Visitor Experience

Visitors will be offered a hybrid self-guided/guided experience beginning with a tour and ending with exhibitions showcasing different energy and sustainability topics.