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Data access critical for lower utility bills, fighting climate change

…power usage. Smart meters are digital, and unlike traditional meters, they can send our usage data directly to the utility. Illinois two biggest electric utilities, Ameren and ComEd, began a major smart meter installation plan after the passage of the Energy Infrastructure and Modernization Act (EIMA) in 2011. The controversial legislation launched more than $3 billion in upgrades to Illinois’…

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Clean Energy

…Polish) Year-Round Energy Saving Tips The Facts on Energy Reports Gas Efficiency Nicor Gas Rebates Peoples Gas Rebates North Shore Gas Rebates Ameren Illinois Programs Year-Round Energy Saving Tips The Smart Grid The Facts on Smart Meters Smart Grid: What You Need to Know Renewable Energy Video: Illinois’ New Solar Programs What is the Clean Energy Jobs Act? What’s Going…

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…Energy Efficiency Programs Choosing Energy Efficient Lighting (Infographics in English, Spanish and Polish) Smart Thermostats The Facts on Energy Reports Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program Chicago Bungalow Association Energy Savers Federal/State Incentives The Smart Grid The Facts on Smart Meters Smart Grid: What You Need to Know Need Help Paying Your Bills? Energy Assistance: Questions and Answers. Qualifying low-income households…

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Help the environment and cut your costs with ComEd’s Time-of-Day pricing program

With the introduction of smart meters across Illinois, consumers have more options when it comes to how they use and pay for electricity. ComEd’s new Time-of-Day Pricing Program—which charges different electric rates during different periods of the day—is one such option. So how does the Time-of-Day program work? Most customers pay a default supply rate that is fixed and does…

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Electric Vehicle Incentives Copy

…charges) Additional $50 rebate available for qualifying Nicor, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas customers ImprovementQuantityMax. Rebate (Nicor)Max. Rebate (PG/NSG) Attic Insulation$0.30-$0.50/square foot$400$300 Air Sealing$0.40/CFM50$400$400 Duct Sealing$300/system$300$500 Wall Insulation$0.50/square foot$400$400 For more information on the above rebates, call 1-855-433-2700. If your home has a new smart meter, you’ll be eligible to enroll in ComEd’s Peak Time Savings program and earn…

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CUB’s 2019 Year in Review: ‘These victories are your victories.’

…Jeff Zethmayr: In 2019, CUB became the nation’s first watchdog group to publish a study that showed how electric vehicles could LOWER power bills for everyone—even people who don’t own an EV. Meanwhile, our “Cluster Analysis,” authored by Data Scientist Ramandeep Makhija and I, reviewed smart meter data from 2.5 million electric customers. It raised the concern that low-income households…

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Win for consumers and energy innovation: IL launches dynamic-pricing pilots

…clean energy innovations, including: 2016: A first-of-its-kind metric to measure how smart-grid improvements help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 2016: The Future Energy Jobs Act, which improved energy efficiency programs and gave a historic boost to renewable energy in Illinois. 2017: An Open Data Access Framework, which allows researchers to access a wealth of anonymous energy-use data from smart meters….

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Citizens Utility Board’s Mid-Year Report

smart meter data from 2.5 million electric customers. It raised the concern that low-income households may pay more than their fair share for electricity. Consumer advocates gave the analysis rave reviews on social media, including: “Amazing,” “Fantastic,” “Stellar,” CUB “knocks it out of the park again,” and “Regulators need to demand this kind of analysis everywhere!” Policy Team Bryan McDaniel,…

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Latest CUB research good news for EV drivers

…improve system load shape and capacity utilization, reduce consumer costs, and cut pollution. Particularly in states that have deployed smart meters, implementing that simple policy option can make EVs a substantial source of system benefit, even for those who don’t drive or own an EV. To read the full paper, click here. Whether we’re publishing a paper, holding a utility…

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Grim statistic: Record losses for supplier customers

…on their electricity supply costs, compared with standard utility rates. Get info on ComEd Hourly Pricing or Ameren Power Smart Pricing. ComEd Peak Time Savings and Ameren Peak Time Rewards: If your home has a new smart meter, you can earn a credit on your electric bill when you participate in the voluntary, no-cost Peak Time Savings or Peak Time…

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