For Immediate Release
ComEd Media Relations
Customers in northern Illinois have saved more than $5.3 billion on energy bills and avoided 57+ billion pounds of carbon through ComEd Energy Efficiency Program
CHICAGO (April 13, 2021) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy today announced ComEd as a recipient of the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award with Sustained Excellence for the 9th consecutive year and 12th consecutive year receiving an award from ENERGY STAR. The Sustained Excellence award is the highest honor in the ENERGY STAR program. Winners are part of a distinguished group that has made a long-term commitment to fighting climate change and protecting public health through energy efficiency.
In 2020, nearly 360,000 families and businesses participated in the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program. Since 2008, the program has helped customers save more than $5.3 billion on their energy bills and avoided more than 57 billion pounds of carbon emissions – the equivalent of removing 5.6 million cars from the road for one year. The program has helped ComEd maintain average rates for families and businesses that are lower than average rates in the 10 largest U.S. metropolitan areas.
"It's an honor to be recognized by the EPA for our continued efforts to give customers easy ways to save money on their bill, especially as more people remain at home and feel the economic impacts of the pandemic," said Erica Borggren, vice president of customer solutions, ComEd. "Disadvantaged communities throughout northern Illinois are disproportionately more likely to suffer more from asthma and other health issues caused by climate change. ComEd is dedicated to mitigating the impacts of climate change through our energy efficiency program and partner with our customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to air pollution."
ENERGY STAR winners are among the nation's leaders in driving value for the environment, the economy, and the American people. Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners.
"ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are showing the world that delivering real climate solutions makes good business sense and promotes job growth," said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. "Many of them have been doing it for years, inspiring all of us who are committed to tackling the climate crisis and leading the way to a clean energy economy."
ComEd's Exelon sister companies BGE, Delmarva Power, PECO, and Pepco are also ENERGY STAR award recipients.
Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. For a complete list of 2021 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR's awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners.
For more information on the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program, visit Comed.com/WaysToSave for residential customers and ComEd.com/BizSavings for business customers.
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