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Company chosen as an environmental steward in honor of Earth Day
CHICAGO (April 20, 2018) – In recognition of its commitment to growing renewable energy sources in Illinois, ComEd was named as a 2018 Environmental Champion by Market Strategies International (MSI) as part of MSI's Earth Day celebration.
MSI's criteria for choosing an Environmental Champion includes the following: a utility needs to show customers its dedication to supporting the environment by promoting clean energy, enabling consumption management, facilitating environmental causes, encouraging environmentally friendly fleets and buildings, and consistently seeking ways to protect the environment.
ComEd's commitment to increasing renewable energy guided its work on the implementation of the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA), a new law aimed at growing the clean energy economy in Illinois. Through FEJA, ComEd is significantly expanding energy efficiency to help customers save billions, growing renewable energy so that it becomes the source of 25 percent of Illinois' energy by 2025 and supporting targeted job training programs that will give the future workforce skills they need to succeed in a clean energy economy.
Earlier this month ComEd also made a filing with the Illinois Commerce Commission asking to be able to offer a rebate of $250 per kilowatt to business customers and community supply projects to develop solar projects – whether through their own solar installations or through a Community Solar/Supply project. Solar developers have expressed strong interest in the rebates, which help offset the upfront costs of establishing a solar project, benefiting customers, solar developers, and communities looking to take advantage of solar energy.
"ComEd is honored to be recognized as a champion for clean energy," said Mark Falcone, vice president of support and environmental services for ComEd. "Our company remains committed to environmental stewardship and to making business decisions that help power a cleaner and brighter future for our customers and communities."
MSI's 43 environmental champions were selected based on a variety of achievements including, reaching top-quartile in the industry or top-two benchmark segment score, or being within 20 points of the top benchmark score and above industry average for environmental dedication.
ComEd's commitment to environmental stewardship aligns with the goals of its parent company, Exelon Corporation, which has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index 12 straight years. For eight consecutive years, ComEd has been named a U.S. Department of Energy ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for its expanding commitment to using ENERGY STAR tools across its portfolio.
ComEd is part of the Exelon family of utilities, which include Atlantic City Electric, BGE, Delmarva Power, PECO and Pepco that share environmental best practices.
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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