Chicago, Illinois

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

ComEd, a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation, which is one of the nation's largest electric and gas utilities, provides service to approximately 3.8 million northern Illinois customers, of which 98 percent are residential. ComEd is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence recognition for its continued success in leveraging ENERGY STAR and actively coordinating with other energy efficiency program administrators in its service territory to deliver customer-centered, market-friendly energy efficiency offerings. Key 2012 accomplishments include:

  • Helping customers save more than 934 million net kWh of electricity and exceeding its statutory goals by nearly 54 percent--more than half of these savings come from initiatives tied directly to ENERGY STAR.
  • Helping generate the sale of more than 12 million ENERGY STAR certified light bulbs--an increase of more than 1 million compared to 2011--and providing important education on how to choose lighting since new federal lighting standards began to take effect.
  • Coordinating with Nicor Gas to successfully promote the simultaneous purchase of ENERGY STAR certified central air conditioning and furnace equipment while offering additional incentives for the purchase of models recognized as ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2012.
  • Leveraging ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager as a starting point for energy efficiency education with commercial customers, facilitating automatic data uploads, and using performance scores to inform opportunity assessments and retro-commissioning offerings. Where possible, ComEd ties commercial product incentives to ENERGY STAR certified models. ComEd also recently launched a new program targeting data centers, which incorporates ENERGY STAR benchmarking and outreach activities.
  • Completing 450 energy assessments and Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) projects, with approximately 65 percent of participants achieving at least a 15 percent total energy savings and qualifying for the Illinois HPwES Certificates of Completion.