Tuesday, February 14, 2012

ComEd Smart Ideas Portfolio Helps Businesses Become More Energy Efficient

In today’s economy, business owners and operators have to be more conscious of their bottom line than ever before. ComEd’s Smart Ideas for Your Business® program offers business customers a portfolio of incentives, tools and tips to help implement energy saving technologies that can reduce energy use and lower electricity bills.

ComEd’s Smart Ideas program provides incentives for both routine improvements and large scale projects to meet a building’s complex operations. These incentives help businesses analyze their energy using systems and compressed-air systems and encourage the integration of energy efficient features that surpass standard, new construction requirements.

From June 2008 through May 31, 2011, ComEd’s Smart Ideas program provided $74,000 in incentives to 16 energy-efficiency projects in Livingston County. These projects are expected to save approximately 970,000 kilowatt-hours (kWhs) in electricity.

Overall, ComEd’s Smart Ideas program has provided more than $46 million in incentives to encourage commercial and industrial business customers to implement energy saving technologies that use electricity more efficiently, reduce electricity consumption and save money. This effort has helped more than 5,500 northern Illinois businesses save more than $65 million in electricity costs.

The current Smart Ideas program year runs through May 31, 2012. For more information on incentives and to download an application, visit ComEd.com/BizIncentives or call the Smart Ideas hotline at 888-806-2273. Smart Ideas is funded by ComEd customers in compliance with Illinois Public Act 95-0481.

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