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What are the anonymous data products?
The anonymous data product offering includes up to 24 months’ access to 30-minute interval energy usage data. This usage data is on a meter-per-meter basis, it is not aggregated. Data sets will include data available for all ZIP codes where Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) meters have been installed within the ComEd territory that meet the anonymization protocol specified by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC). There are two specific products: a five-digit ZIP code offering (ZIP), and a nine-digit ZIP code offering (ZIP +4).
What does it mean to be anonymous?
Anonymous usage data does not include any customer personal identifiers and ensures the confidentiality of customer-specific usage information by following the 15/15 anonymization protocols established by the ICC.
What does the 15/15 protocol mean?
Each data set must contain at least 15 customers, and not one of the 15 can have 15% or more of the usage within that data set. This ensures another level of anonymity in addition to removing all customer information from the data set.
What are the current product offerings?
ComEd currently offers two anonymous data products:
The data is downloaded on a monthly basis by ZIP code/or ZIP +4 code. Requesters may access the file each month to view and download the data to which they have been given access.
The data is provided in csv form. Each row contains customer-specific data by 30-minute intervals for a given month if AMI metering is installed. Each row contains the ZIP or ZIP +4 number, a random account identifier for a customer, the customer’s delivery class, and their 30-minute interval usage by day for an entire month.
Due to the large amount of data potentially available for your product request (up to two years of data), ComEd cannot guarantee any specific download speed for your product.
The cost for accessing the five-digit ZIP code (ZIP) data is $900; the cost for accessing the nine-digit ZIP code (ZIP +4) data and the five-digit ZIP code (ZIP) is $1,300. ComEd is offering a 50% discount for non-profits, government agencies and grant based researches effective February 11, 2017. Please refer to the ComEd website for more details.
No, the data is not aggregated. The requester will receive every 30-minute interval for each month for each anonymous customer in the ZIP code sets in which access is provided.
The initial offering for these products is based on access to all ZIP codes. If a requester is looking for something more specific or specialized they will need to make a special request with the EDS team. All special requests should be directed to EnergyDataService@ComEd.com. The request will be evaluated, and any accepted request will be assessed an hourly fee for special requests.
More information on special requests can be found at: ComEd.com/SmartEnergy/InnovationTechnology. Click Anonymous Data Service, then Data Services Descriptions.
Requesters can visit our webpage at: ComEd.com/SmartEnergy/InnovationTechnologyRequesters will then need to email the completed registration form and signed agreement to: EnergyDataService@ComEd.com.
Upon execution of the agreement and payment received for the data service, ComEd will then grant access to the applicable Anonymous Data Files (up to 24 months of interval data as available). Requesters will have 35 days to access and download the applicable Anonymous Data files; access will cease after 35 days.