Advancing Clean Energy

ComEd Seeks Bright Minds to Help Illuminate Solar Energy Benefits

November 2, 2017

Calling all Illinois college students! ComEd wants to help grow solar energy in Illinois and is asking for your help.

ComEd is asking individual students or a team of students attending colleges or universities located in Illinois to enter the Student Innovation Contest. Participants will design a solar dashboard that will help promote the valuable benefits of solar power to ComEd customers.

The team with the most enlightening submissions will win prize money as well as an opportunity to present their ideas before a panel of judges for a chance to win a grand prize of $5,000. Students must register through MindSumo and submit ideas by 4pm central standard time on Dec. 11.

“We are excited to tap into the creative minds of talented college students who have fresh and innovative ideas to promote the value of solar energy to our customers,” say Val Jensen, senior vice president of ComEd’s Customer Operations.

The Student Innovation Contest is part of an ongoing effort to enlighten customers about the benefits of the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA), bipartisan legislation that went into effect in June. FEJA pivots Illinois to the new clean energy economy, saving and creating thousands of clean energy jobs and providing job training for the future workforce, while also creating significant consumer and environmental benefits. FEJA is setting the stage to grow enough solar and wind energy to power one million homes. In addition, FEJA also contains significant programs for low-income communities and extends ComEd’s customer assistance programs through 2021.

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