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Go beyond common retrofits and earn incentives through the ComEd® Energy Efficiency Program for facility and process improvements that save energy.

Custom incentives are based on actual energy savings, and options include everything from custom lighting to installing a cogeneration plant. Whether you’re installing new light fixtures, adding variable speed drives (VSDs) to equipment motors or making process system enhancements, ComEd can help make your project more cost effective.

Take advantage of incentives that range from 7 to 12 cents per kWh saved depending on your project. Certain upgrades to water and wastewater treatment facilities can earn up to 21 cents per kWh saved. Measurement and verification may be required, but is typically waived for projects with incentives of $25,000 or less. ComEd offers FREE tools to help you estimate your project's potential energy savings and incentive. It’s easier than ever to turn your energy-saving ideas into reality!

Need ideas to get started? Below are completed projects from actual ComEd customers.

Process Cooling

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Project Cost $39,560
Incentive Received $22,150
Estimated Annual Energy Savings 184,000 kWh
Estimated Annual Cost Savings $22,150
Estimated Payback Period 0.8 years

A customer achieved energy savings by replacing 17 stand-alone process chiller units with a more efficient 150-ton central chiller system. In addition to the incentives they received from ComEd, they saved more than 180,000 kWh with a payback of less than one year!

Elevator Regenerative Drive

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Project Cost $141,758
Incentive Received $29,556
Estimated Annual Energy Savings $246,302 kWh
Estimated Annual Cost Savings $22,044
Estimated Payback Period 5.1 years

This customer installed regenerative drives to power their nine-story building’s six elevator banks efficiently. Instead of wasting the energy generated by an elevator’s counterbalance and dispersing it into heat within the machine room, regenerative drives store and use that energy later. That translates to lower cooling, operating and maintenance costs.

Variable Speed Drives

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Project Cost $89,500
Incentive Received $48,000
Estimated Annual Energy Savings 400,000 kWh
Estimated Annual Cost Savings $35,000
Estimated Payback Period 1.2 years

A manufacturing customer installed variable speed drives to their screw machines. The machines use less energy, and give operators better control of their specialized manufacturing equipment.

Refrigerated Cases

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Project Cost $364,335
Incentive Received $192,000
Estimated Annual Energy Savings 1,600,000 kWh
Estimated Annual Cost Savings $170,000
Estimated Payback Period 1 year

A major grocery store chain installed 300 new high-efficiency refrigerated cases throughout nine of its stores. The cases included electronically commutated motors, LED lighting and other features to help them save energy while keeping food fresh.

Lighting

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Project Cost $24,900
Incentive Received $6,100
Estimated Annual Energy Savings 87,000 kWh
Estimated Annual Cost Savings $6,500
Estimated Payback Period 4 years

A 29,000-square-foot manufacturing facility went beyond the minimum code requirements and installed high-efficiency LED high-bay light fixtures with motion sensors. The new fixtures gave them the ability to control energy use, and the new lighting brightened up the facility.

Water-Side Economizer

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Project Cost $65,000
Incentive Received $24,000
Estimated Annual Energy Savings 200,000 kWh
Estimated Annual Cost Savings $22,000
Estimated Payback Period 1.8 years

To provide more energy-efficient cooling to their process line, a manufacturer replaced their existing cooling tower with a new economizer and circulation fans/pumps. The project significantly reduced energy and water consumption, achieving a payback time of less than two years.

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