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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

ComEd Approved to Develop a Microgrid in Chicago

1 Mar , 2018  

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Illinois regulators give controversial ComEd microgrid the green light Energy News Network, February 28, 2018 The Illinois Commerce Commission Wednesday granted ComEd’s request to develop a microgrid on Chicago’s South Side and bill ratepayers for the $25 million project. Opponents including the Illinois Attorney General’s office have long argued the microgrid is too expensive and […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Innovation Leads to Accelerated Performance Pilot As a New Construction Program

22 Aug , 2017  

Accelerate Performance

ComEd Adopts DOE Accelerate Performance Pilot as Official New Construction Program Offering Energy.gov, August 14, 2017 Recent innovations in the procurement approach for new construction buildings developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have been shown to deliver deep and persistent energy savings at little or no additional upfront cost to building owners. The […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

ComEd Plans a Microgrid Project for a Chicago Neighborhood

8 Feb , 2016  

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DOE Awards ComEd $4 Million for Renewable Technology T&D World Magazine, January 22, 2016. Image credit: Max Talbot-Minkin ComEd has received a $4 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to design and deploy solar and battery storage technology within its planned microgrid demonstration project in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. This award will […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Could Smart Thermostats Be the New Low-Hanging Fruit?

13 Oct , 2015  

Are Smart Thermostats the New CFLS? Energy Efficiency Markets, October 13, 2015. Image credit: Sébastien Barré Commonwealth Edison, Nest, ecobee, gas utilities and advocacy groups are working together on the lengthy project. ComEd hopes to see the million mark reached in about five years, according to George Malek, ComEd’s director of energy efficiency services. CFLs were […]

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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

CUB Report Finds Efficiency Programs are Best Bet for Savings

3 Mar , 2015  

CUB Report

CUB Report: Efficiency Overtakes Electricity Competition As Most Reliable Way To Cut Power Bills PR Newswire, March 2, 2015 As shopping for electricity suppliers becomes more expensive in Illinois, energy efficiency programs have emerged as the most reliable way to cut utility bills, replacing low-cost power deals that have become scarce since the early days […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

ComEd’s LED Street Light Pilot Program Shines in Chicago Suburbs

4 Feb , 2015  

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ComEd Takes Major Step Toward Smarter, Greener Energy Future with LED Streelights Pilot ComEd Media Release, February 3, 2015 ComEd announced today that it has begun a pilot program to deploy smart, energy-efficient LED streetlights in two Chicago suburbs, Bensenville and Lombard. Through this pilot, ComEd is replacing approximately 800 ComEd-owned fixtures in Bensenville and Lombard […]

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