For Immediate Release
Be Green, Save Green - ComEd Recommends More Way Customers Can Save Energy Year-Round
CHICAGO (March 18, 2016) – In celebration of Earth Hour, ComEd is reminding its customers to power down for the hour, Saturday, March 19 from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m., and join millions across the world in this global effort. Earth Hour is the world's largest annual voluntary environmental action event to raise awareness about climate change. ComEd will join the Earth Hour the movement by turning off nonessential lights at its office facilities across northern Illinois.
"Every year we look forward to participating in Earth Hour; it's another chance to remind our customers about other ways they can have a positive impact on their energy use, said "Val Jensen, Senior Vice President, ComEd Customer Operations. "From smart grid investments that are helping to improve power reliability and providing more options to our customers to manage their electric usage, to an industry-leading energy efficiency program offering a variety of programs and tools to help our customers save energy and costs. ComEd is focused on helping to ensure a clean, green energy future for our customers."
Here are more ways ComEd Customers can save energy and money:
And before customers turn their lights back on, it's a great time to change out old energy-wasting incandescent light bulbs with new CFLs (compact fluorescent lamp) or LEDs (light emitting diode), which typically use about 75 percent less energy. CFLs also last about 10 times longer, while LEDs last about 25 times longer.
For more information on ComEd's Smart Ideas Energy Efficiency Program, including tips, tools, and rebates that help customers save money and energy, visit ComEd.com/HomeSavings.
ComEd's sister utilities, BGE in Baltimore and PECO in Philadelphia, also are participating in recognizing this global event.
ComEd is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NASDAQ: EXC), a Fortune 200 energy company with approximately 10 million electricity and natural gas customers – the largest number of customers in the U.S. ComEd powers the lives of more than 4 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population. For more information visit
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