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ComEd Filing First Step Towards Community Supply, Renewable Energy Growth

ICC filing sets stage to grow enough solar and wind energy to power one million Illinois homes

CHICAGO (August 15, 2017) – ComEd made a filing today with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) that begins to lay the groundwork and set terms and conditions to enable customers to participate in renewable projects through Community Supply as a result of the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA).

In addition to providing a number of environmental and economic benefits, FEJA expands the ability of residential and business customers to participate in solar projects-- to buy solar energy--without having to install or own solar panels.  If the filing is approved by the ICC, in the near future, customers will be able to subscribe to a Community Supply Project to offset some or all of their energy needs.  The owners or operators of the project would produce and provide energy to the grid while subscribers would receive credits based on their share of the energy produced by the Community Supply Project.  This is good news for all:  prospective subscribers, solar developers and communities looking to take advantage of solar energy.

 "Today's filing is the first step in the journey toward growth of solar and other renewables and all of their consumer and environmental benefits," said Anne Pramaggiore, ComEd President and CEO.  "It is an exciting day for Illinois and Illinois consumers who will soon begin to reap the benefits of one of the key provisions of the Future Energy jobs act."

FEJA pivots Illinois to the new clean energy economy, saving and creating thousands of clean energy jobs and providing job training for the future workforce, while also creating significant consumer and environmental benefits.  This comprehensive, bipartisan legislation jumpstarts renewables in Illinois, setting the stage to grow enough solar and wind energy to power one million homes.  It also nearly doubles energy efficiency programs, creating more than $4 billion in consumer savings and reducing the amount CO2 in the air equivalent to removing 18 million cars from the road.  Further, the Act contains significant programs for low-income communities and extends ComEd's customer assistance programs through 2021.

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