Save Money & Energy- Tips from MMC & GRC
Dear Greenest Region Compact Communities,
We have been sharing energy efficiency and emergency assistance tips to help your residents save money and energy. With the warm weather we’ve had, your residents might be turning on their air conditioners and noticing higher electric bills already – and it hasn’t even been the first official day of summer. However, there are two ComEd programs that offer bill credits to residents who can reduce their usage slightly during the summer: Peak Time Savings and Central AC Cycling. ComEd customers can only enroll in one of the two programs at a time. Please feel free to let your residents know about these energy-saving programs by using the sample communications materials we’ve created at our residential energy webpage, such as sample newsletter articles and social media posts.
ComEd Peak Time Savings Program
Residents may be able to earn credits on their electric bill this summer by enrolling in ComEd’s Peak Time Savings program and reducing energy usage on a few hot summer days. The ComEd Peak Time Savings free program runs from May 1 to October 31 each year. ComEd will announce Peak Time Savings Hours when energy is most in demand. The Peak Time Savings events tend to occur between 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on three to six days during the summer. Announcements about the Peak Time Savings Hours happen on the morning of the event through a phone call, a text message or an email, depending on a resident’s preference. Residents who are able to reduce their energy usage below their recent average use during Peak Time Savings Hours will earn an electric bill credit. There is no penalty for not participating in an event.
For more information or to enroll, go to ComEd’s Peak Time Savings webpage or call 844-852-0347 with any questions.
At the Caucus’ Residential Energy Efficiency and Assistance Programs webpage, we have the following sample communications materials about this program:
- Sample newsletter article
- Sample social media posts
- Sample website text
- Sample water bill message text
- Sample image