ComEd customers have saved a total of $4 billion on their electricity bills since the company introduced its programme to help families and businesses save money and energy in 2008.
That’s the equivalent of about $1,000 for each of ComEd’s 4 million customers – the amount a residential customer would spend in an entire year on their electricity bill, assuming the current average monthly residential bill of approximately $84.
The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program offers assessments, rebates, discounts and recycling programmes to help customers save money and use energy more wisely.
Since 2008, the programme has also saved customers more than 35 million megawatt-hours of electricity, which is enough electricity to power nearly 4 million homes for one year. This is the environmental equivalent to eliminating approximately 44 billion pounds of carbon emissions from the atmosphere, removing more than 4 million cars from the road for a year or each customer planting nearly six acres of trees.
At the same time, the programme also helped drive the purchase of more than 130 million energy-efficient light bulbs and provided more than $956 million in incentives to help customers defray the costs of energy-efficiency improvements.
As a result of the Future Energy Jobs Act, ComEd now also provides energy-saving offerings to income-eligible and public-sector customers. In 2018, more than 44,400 income-eligible customers participated in offerings, which included retrofitting more than 1,900 homes and more than 5,100 multifamily tenant units with energy-efficiency products. Governmental customers completed more than 870 projects.
This story originally appeared on our sister-site, Electric Light & Power.