How do I get started?
To use IFTTT with your ComEd service and help you manage your energy, you must:
Can I create my own applets that use ComEd’s triggers on IFTTT?
Yes, you can create your own applets that use ComEd’s triggers on IFTTT.
ComEd currently offers 4 triggers that can be utilized to create your own custom applets (Carbon Quality, Carbon Footprint, Hourly Pricing, and Peak Time Savings) – these can be connected to any of the available services on IFTTT provided by other vendors.
If you'd like to create more than 3 applets, this will require an IFTTT Pro Account subscription at an additional fee. The available ComEd applets do not count towards your limit.
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Do I need to be enrolled in Hourly Pricing or Peak Time Savings to use these applets or connection features?
What are the values for clean and dirty carbon?
The data point for dirty carbon is any value above 75. This value could vary based on overall carbon conditions in the PJM Chicago region's carbon intensity. If at some point the ComEd IFTTT team determines this value needs to change it will be posted here.
How is carbon score calculated for the carbon quality applet?
WattTime calculates realtime emissions intensity on the local grid by looking at historical data representing how power generators responded to changes in demand in various grid conditions. From there, they empirically model the emissions intensity based on current conditions to quantify what type(s) of generators are likely responding and what the corresponding change in emissions is. This Marginal Operating Emissions Rate (MOER) quantifies the lbs. CO2/MWh in a 5 minute-increment as well as an indexed percent of intensity. ComEd uses this indexed value to trigger the carbon applets. ComEd uses the PJM Chicago region's carbon intensity. The index percent reported to users is where the current intensity is between the min and max from the last two weeks.
Can I change the carbon value for the carbon footprint threshold applet?
Yes, you can customize your carbon cleanliness threshold from 0 being the cleanest to 100 being the dirtiest.
Can I change the ingredients that are part of a trigger?
You cannot change ingredients that are part of a trigger. Ingredients work like variables, and they can be used to provide data to other services and/or your smart devices.
Does IFTTT have monthly limit on SMS messages and Phone Calls?
IFTTT has a monthly limit of 100 phone calls and 100 SMS messages.
IFTTT will send an email warning customer that they have sent 75 SMS/phone calls and their SMS/phone call capabilities will be paused until the beginning of the next month.
Standard fees apply for SMS and phone calls.
Who should I contact if I have other questions?
You can always reach us at IFTTT@ComEd.com if you have any other questions.