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ComEd Launches New Community-Based Campaign to Build Awareness and Grow Participation in Energy Efficiency

New plan focuses on creating greater awareness and community engagement to help drive more participation within diverse communities

CHICAGO (October 4, 2016) – Today, ComEd announced the official kickoff of Community Energy Management – an initiative designed to help customers save more energy and on money on their electric bills. The project features a community-based outreach plan focused on building greater customer awareness and participation in its award-winning energy efficiency program.

Since launching in 2008, the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program has saved residential and business customers more than $2 billion in energy costs. In partnership with the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation, Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA), and The Resurrection Project, ComEd will launch this effort that includes promoting existing energy efficiency offerings like the Home Energy Assessment and the Multi-Family Energy Assessment, which are implemented in partnership with Peoples Gas. ComEd also will work closely with these partners to leverage their established community relationships to identify and develop other energy management opportunities and new pilot programs that will drive further savings in diverse Chicagoland communities.

“Chicagoland is a wonderful microcosm of many diverse populations, cultures, and ways of life. As the local energy company, we are continually looking for ways to personalize our customers’ experiences and make sure they are receiving information from us that is relevant and resourceful,” said Fidel Marquez, senior vice president of Governmental and External Affairs. “Our energy efficiency program is designed to help all of our customers, regardless of age, ethnicity, or neighborhood. By educating and helping our customers become more energy efficient, along with our community partners, we see the benefits of how more concentrated efforts can help drive even greater participation.”

To promote this initiative ComEd has also partnered with several Chicago aldermen and legislative officials who will engage and encourage their constituents to take advantage of these energy efficiency savings. In addition, ICC Commissioner Miguel del Valle has encouraged utilities to expand their efforts within diverse communities.

“Through partnerships with community organizations like these, I hope ComEd can greatly increase the number of Latino households which are aware of, and participating in, these beneficial Energy Efficiency programs,” Commissioner del Valle said.

“At a time of profound fiscal austerity, and rapidly increasing demand for affordable apartments, ComEd’s partnership can be an important tool to reduce energy costs and help stabilize affordable
housing throughout Chicago,” said Hipolito “Paul” Roldan, president & CEO of the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation.

The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program offers both residential and business customers a host of opportunities to save energy and money. Customers can sign up for a free ComEd Home Energy Assessment, which gives personalized savings recommendations they can use to better control the energy usage in their home. In addition, customers can take advantage of cash rebates on select ENERGY STAR® certified appliances, in-store discounts on select ENERGY STAR certified CFLs and LEDs and earn $50 for free pickup of old, working fridges or freezers. For more information on the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program, customers can visit ComEd.com/HomeSavings or call 855-433-2700.

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Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with approximately 10 million customers. ComEd provides service to approximately 3.8 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population. For more information visit ComEd.com, and connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


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