For Immediate Release
ComEd Media Relations
Customers Encouraged to Take Advantage of the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program to Help Save on Cold Weather Energy Costs
CHICAGO (November 6, 2017) – As temperatures begin to dip, ComEd has been hard at work to ensure the company's electric system is ready to meet the energy needs of customers all winter long.
Throughout 2017, ComEd has continued its work to create an advanced energy delivery system, improving reliability and building smart infrastructure for the future. From 2012 through September of this year, more than 9.2 million customer interruptions have been avoided, the frequency of outages has been reduced by 44 percent, and the duration of outages has been reduced by 48 percent thanks in part to ComEd's work to modernize the grid. Installation of advanced technology including more than 3,000 smart switches that reroute power around problem areas and tree resistant cables that storm harden the system have contributed to more than 1.6 million avoided customer interruptions in 2017 alone.
"The work we've done to modernize the electric grid is essential to meeting the increased energy needs of our customers during the coldest months of the year," said Terrence R. Donnelly, executive vice-president and COO. "We are prepared and also want our customers to be ready for the winter season by taking advantage of ComEd's Energy Efficiency Program that provides a variety of plans to help them manage their energy bills."
ComEd's Energy Efficiency Program is one of the nation's best-performing efficiency plans saving customers nearly $3 billion since its launch in 2008. The plan is about to get even better because of the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA), a bipartisan bill that passed the Illinois General Assembly late in 2016. FEJA will significantly increase ComEd's energy efficiency offerings to help customers save more than $4 billion and reduce electricity use in Illinois by 21 percent by 2030. For more information on ComEd's Energy Efficiency Program please visit
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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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