Energy efficiency efforts pay offJune 13, 2019
More than 324,000 ComEd residential and business customers saved about $200 million on their electric bills last year. Their secret: energy-saving offerings from the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program.
For the tenth year in a row, the program was recognized with an ENERGY STAR® Award for this achievement. Presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy, the award honors businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency efforts.
The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program offers assessments, rebates, discounts and recycling programs to help customers save money and use energy more wisely. Since 2008, the program has saved customers $4 billion. That’s equivalent to eliminating 42 billion pounds of carbon emissions from the atmosphere, removing more than 4 million cars from the road for a year or planting more than 23 million acres of trees.
“We believe everyone has an equal right to safe, reliable and affordable energy, which is why we offer programs to help customers save energy and money,” said Jane Park, senior vice president of customer operations for ComEd. “We are honored that the EPA again recognizes our efforts to help customers make smarter energy decision and use energy more wisely.”
In addition, ComEd provides energy-saving offerings to income-eligible and local governmental customers. In 2018, more than 44,400 income-eligible customers took advantage of the offerings, which included retrofitting more than 1,900 homes and more than 5,100 multi-family tenant units with energy-efficiency products. Governmental customers completed over 870 projects.