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ComEd Encourages Customers to Power Down for Earth Hour

Join the world's largest annual voluntary environmental action on Saturday, March 25 - 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

CHICAGO (March 24, 2017)  - ComEd is encouraging customers to power down in celebration of Earth Hour, 7:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. CT, Saturday, March 25, 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.

In addition to turning off lights during Earth Hour, ComEd customers can take a number of steps to save energy and money and the environment year round through the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program, including:

  • Schedule a home energy assessment with an energy efficiency professional to evaluate insulation, heating and air cooling systems, lighting, appliances and more by calling 1-855-433-2700
  • Use a programmable thermostat
  • Caulk and weather strip windows and doors
  • Turn lights off when you leave a room
  • Close blinds/shades/drapes in the summer and leave them open in the winter
  • Use energy-efficient appliances: When shopping for appliances such as refrigerators, look for the ENERGY STAR® label, and purchase the most affordable energy efficient unit.

Before customers turn their lights back on this Earth Hour, they should take a moment to replace energy-wasting incandescent light bulbs with new LED lightbulbs, which typically use 75-90 percent less energy and last about 25 times longer. Through ComEd's Energy Efficiency Program, customers can receive instant in-store discounts on select ENERGY STAR® certified LED lightbulbs. The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program has saved customers more than $2 billion in energy costs since it launched in 2008. Home and business owners can take advantage of the energy efficiency programs.

ComEd's sister utilities, Atlantic City Electric, BGE, Delmarva Power, PECO and Pepco are also participating in recognizing this global event. 


Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NASDAQ: 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, and connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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