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Peak Time Savings

If your home has a smart meter, you're eligible to enroll in ComEd's Peak Time Savings (PTS) program and earn a credit on your energy bill when you participate voluntarily on days with Peak Time Savings Hours. There is no cost to enroll and you can remain in the program for as long as you like.

PTS Is Accepting New Participants Enroll

Enroll online in Peak Time Savings and be eligible to earn a summer bill credit for reducing energy usage during Peak Time Savings Hours! Enroll now! It's easy!

ComEd The Power of Peak Time Savings Audio Transcript

Peak Time Savings Hours

ComEd will credit your energy bill on hot summer days when you reduce your energy usage below your recent average use during Peak Time Savings Hours. Between June 1 and October 31, ComEd will announce Peak Time Savings Hours when energy is most in demand. These events typically occur in the afternoon between the hours of 11am to 7 pm, usually on 3 to 6 days in the summer. Today saving energy is more important than ever. 

Announcements always occur the morning of the event, day-ahead notifications are never possible. But remember, there’s no penalty for not participating in any particular Peak Time Savings Hours event, and you can always participate during the next one.

Notification Method

When you enroll, you can choose to be notified by phone call, text message or email. You must select at least one channel to remain enrolled in the program. You will be notified on the day Peak Time Savings Hours occur — as early as 9 a.m. or at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the event. PTS Hours are also announced on Facebook and Twitter, so follow ComEd in social media to ensure you never miss an opportunity to earn a bill credit!

Earn a Bill Credit

When you participate, ComEd will credit your monthly bill for reducing your energy use during Peak Time Savings Hours. A credit will appear as actual dollars off the total amount due on your next energy bill or the following bill. There is no penalty for not participating. You just won't earn a credit on your energy bill for that day. And, you can still participate in future Peak Time Savings Hours.

Act and Save

The amount your energy bill will be credited will be based on how much energy usage you reduced during Peak Time Savings Hours compared to what you typically would have consumed. See the chart below for examples of the bill credit amounts you could potentially earn by participating in a Peak Time Savings Hours. Use the Peak Time Savings Calculator to estimate your potential cumulative earnings for the summer.*

*Based on a ComEd customer's average-sized home and typical energy use.

What can your household do during Peak Time Savings Hours?
Potential Earnings
How much can you earn this summer?
If you normally use your dishwasher, vacuum, clothes dryer or other large electronics/appliances during Peak Time Savings Hours, delay using them until Peak Time Savings Hours are over EARN $1-$3
credit on your bill
Take the actions above, plus set your thermostat 4 degrees higher than what you normally would EARN $4-$12
credit on your bill

Turbo-charge your bill credit earning potential with the IFTTT service and your home’s smart devices! Learn more.

Current PTS Participants - Manage Your Notifications

If you are currently enrolled in Peak Time Savings and would like to modify your notification preferences, please create an online ComEd account (or sign in to your existing one) and update your communication preferences located under the My Alerts & Notifications menu.

Manage and update my notifications

Which Program is Better for Me - Peak Time Savings or Central AC Cycling?

Both ComEd programs offer summer bill credits and are built upon the customer’s ability to reduce energy usage when energy demand is high. Most customers earn larger bill credits on Central AC Cycling than they would on Peak Time Savings, but these programs differ in several important ways.

 Peak Time SavingsCentral AC Cycling w/ Direct Load Control SwitchCentral AC Cycling w/ Nest Smart Thermostat
Earn Summer Bill Credits (June – Sept)
Certainty of Receiving a Summer Bill Credit
$5/mo Summer Bill Credit ($20 Total) 50% Cycling
$10/mo Summer Bill Credit ($40 Total) 100% Cycling
Requires Central AC Unit
Requires Switch Installation on Central AC Compressor
Requires a Nest Smart Thermostat & Wi-Fi Connection
ComEd Performs Energy-Saving Actions Automatically (No Need to be Home)
Participant Manages All Energy-Saving Actions
Total of Summer Bill Credits For Most Customers Fall Between $0 - $10
Potential to Earn More than $40 in Total Summer Bill Credits
Can Leverage Smart Technologies and IFTTT to Increase Bill Credit Amounts

Customers may not participate simultaneously in Peak Time Savings and Central AC Cycling. Additionally, customers on net metering may not participate in Peak Time Savings.

Further Questions about Peak Time Savings?

Visit the Peak Time Savings FAQs page for quick and easy answers to the most common PTS program questions or speak with a PTS representative at 1-844-852-0347.

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