CUB Smart Power
ComEd and Ameren are launching more than $3 billion in smart grid upgrades that will open the door to new money-saving opportunities for consumers across the state. This online center is designed to help consumers educate themselves about these opportunities and take power into their own hands.
•  See the answers to the "What's your Energy IQ" quiz in the latest issue of the CUB Voice.

•  CUB held a news conference on Tuesday, Oct. 7, to alert Chicago residents to changes in electric rates and a new and improved online calculator that can help them determine whether they should stay with the City's deal with Integrys Energy Services or switch back to ComEd.
**Try the free calculator,, created by CUB and the City of Chicago.
**Read CUB's news release.

•  Read about ways to save, no matter what power supplier you choose: and ComEd's Peak Time Savings program.

The 5 Things You Need to Know About Your New Electric Meter—Get the basics

Smart Grid: What You Need to Know—A more in-depth look at the smart grid

The Facts on Smart Meters—Information about the meter, itself

ComEd's Smart Meter Schedule—Not sure when you'll be receiving a smart meter? Click to find out or call ComEd at 1-866-368-8326.

Map of Ameren upgrades—Not sure when you'll be receiving a smart meter? Check out a map of Ameren's projects or call the utility at 1-800-755-5000.
ComEd Peak Time Savings

To sign up for Peak Time Savings

Power Smart Pricing for Ameren customers

To sign up for Power Smart Pricing

Residential Real-Time Pricing for ComEd customers

To sign up for Real-Time Pricing

Time-of-Use Pricing Plans
CUB Energy Saver, at, has been showing people how to cut their energy bills by an average of $100 a year. It's designed for people on modest budgets.

Learn about incentives in Illinois to make your home more energy efficient.
Tell us what you think about the new smart meters and the smart grid upgrades. Each month, we'll randomly select a survey taker to win a money-saving light bulb that can cut your costs by up to $100!