For Immediate Release
ComEd Media Relations
Utility recognized for its comprehensive environmental and sustainability programs
CHICAGO (November 1, 2016) - ComEd's commitment to preserving and improving the environment was recognized at the annual Illinois Governor's Sustainability Awards ceremony. ComEd received the award for its work in several areas to protect the environment and decrease the environmental impact of its equipment. The awards are presented by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC).
Since 1987, the Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award has recognized private and public Illinois organizations who have implemented outstanding and innovative sustainable techniques or technologies, demonstrating a commitment to sustaining our environmental, social and economic health.
This year, ComEd was recognized for the reduction in greenhouse gasses brought by avoiding more than 19,000 truck rolls thanks to its smart meter program, its work to remediate more than 100 tons of soil in the building of its Chicago Training Center, and employee engagement in a variety of sustainability events including the formation of an employee group dedicated to the promotion of environmentally-friendly activities. Over the years, ComEd has received the Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award eight times for a variety of its environmental efforts.
"We are honored to receive the Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award," said Anne Pramaggiore, president and CEO of ComEd. "At ComEd, acting today for a cleaner tomorrow is part of our culture, business strategy, and a key component of delivering the clean energy future our customers want. Smart grid investments and technologies like smart meters are producing tangible benefits for our customers through record power reliability, greater energy savings and a cleaner environment for Illinois communities. We look forward to continuing to find new and innovative ways that will help our state and customers use energy economically, efficiently and sustainably."
Also providing significant environmental benefits is ComEd's Energy Efficiency Program, which is one of the largest programs in the nation offering its customers a variety of options that can help them cut back on their energy usage, save money and be environmentally responsible. Since the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program was launched in 2008, it has helped customers save more than $2 billion on their electric costs, which equates to removing 2.5 million cars from the road, planting over 9.8 million acres of trees and powering 2 million homes for a year.
To continue driving the clean energy future its customers want, ComEd is supporting pending legislation in Springfield that will accelerate renewable energy in Illinois, nearly double energy efficiency programs to produce more than $4B in savings, and ensure that energy consumers and the state's economy will continue to benefit from affordable, secure and resilient power. For more information please visit FutureEnergyJobs.com.
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 4 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population. For more information visit
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