Press Releases

Future Energy Jobs Act Continues Paving the Way to a Brighter Future For Illinois One Year After Becoming a Law

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Illinois’ future is bright and not just because holiday lights are everywhere! It’s bright because one year ago today, the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA), which was passed by the Illinois General Assembly, was signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner. This landmark bi-partisan legislation took more than two years to finalize but represents an exciting and significant step toward growing renewables like solar energy in Illinois. While implementation of the new law didn’t actually begin until June, considerable progress has already been made and more is planned in 2018.

ComEd Announces Recipients of $3 Million Solar Job Training Grants

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Today, on the one-year anniversary the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA), ComEd announced four organizations have been selected to develop and conduct solar pipeline training programs made possible through grants funded by FEJA. Elevate Energy, Illinois Central College, OAI, Inc., and the Safer Foundation, will receive a total of $3 million as a part of the first wave of FEJA funding to train individuals to work in the solar industry.

Illinois is Recognized as One of the Top States in the Nation for Electrical Grid Modernization

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For the last five years, work to modernize ComEd's energy grid has contributed to record reliability for its customers. This work, in addition to the passage of the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) and participation in the Illinois Commerce Commission's (ICC) NextGrid initiative, helped position Illinois as second in nation in the 2016 Grid Modernization Index (GMI), available at www.gridwise.org.

ComEd Provides $7 Million in Grants to Train Local Residents for Future Energy Jobs

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ComEd has provided a total of $7 million to seven grant recipients who have been selected to develop and administer future energy jobs training programs as a part of the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA). The funding will enable APAC, ASPIRA, Chatham Business Association, Chicago Urban League, HACIA, National Latino Education Institute (NLEI) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 134 to implement diverse training programs that will help prepare people from local Illinois communities for future energy jobs in areas like solar and energy efficiency.

ComEd’s Energy System is Ready to Serve Customers this Winter

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As temperatures begin to dip, ComEd has been hard at work to ensure the company's electric system is ready to meet the energy needs of customers all winter long. Throughout 2017, ComEd has continued its work to create an advanced energy delivery system, improving reliability and building smart infrastructure for the future. From 2012 through September of this year, more than 9.2 million customer interruptions have been avoided, the frequency of outages has been reduced by 44 percent, and the duration of outages has been reduced by 48 percent thanks in part to ComEd's work to modernize the grid. 

ComEd Offers Ways for Customers to Fall into Savings During National Energy Awareness Month

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October is National Energy Awareness Month and ComEd is encouraging customers to take advantage of offers within the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program to help them save on energy costs this fall. As temperatures cool off this fall, customers in Illinois typically increase the temperatures on their thermostats to maintain the comfort level in their homes. With cooler temperatures on their way, now is the perfect time to explore energy efficient plans that can help save energy and money while keeping homes warm.

ICC Approval Jumpstarts ComEd Plan for Solar, Renewables Growth

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The ICC has approved ComEd's plan to expand the energy choices of Illinois consumers by opening the market for community energy.  Community solar development is a feature of the Future Energy Jobs Act. Community renewable projects are designed to provide access to renewables, particularly solar to customers who want to share in the benefits of renewables, but for whom a private solar unit may not be feasible.  

ICC Approves $80 Million ComEd Refund to Benefit Customers Due to FEJA

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The Illinois Commerce Commission yesterday approved ComEd's request to provide ComEd customers with an approximately $80 million refund as a result of ComEd's efforts to implement the new Energy Efficiency funding mechanism established by the historic Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA). As a result, the average ComEd residential customer will see a credit of close to $14 on their October monthly bill.

$30 Million Funding to Help Train Workforce for Future Energy Jobs

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A combination of six business associations and social have been named as recipients of funding for the development and administration of future energy jobs training as a part of the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA).  Chicago Urban League, Austin People's Action Center, ASPIRA, HACIA, Chatham Business Association and the National Latino Education Institute (NLEI) will develop training programs related to solar and energy efficiency as a part of the FEJA's goal to prepare a workforce ready for the future energy industry.  

Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) Costs Expected to Fall Below Mandated Caps

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ComEd filed today with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) the first set of annually required reports detailing anticipated customer rate impacts of the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA).  As a part of FEJA, passed by the Illinois General Assembly and signed by Governor Rauner in 2016, impact caps are in place to protect customers from significant bill increases resulting from programs authorized through the Act. 

ComEd Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Collaborate to Create National Model to Advance Smart City Solutions

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ComEd and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC) announced today a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will support the study and development of new energy efficiency programs, smart streetlights, and community and residential solar and other infrastructure projects. The MOU provides for a one-of-a-kind collaboration between ComEd and the MMC to develop a pilot for a national model on how utilities and municipalities can work together to create greener, more resilient and sustainable communities.

ComEd Files Annual Delivery Update for Year of Record Reliability

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ComEd today filed its annual delivery service rate update with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC). It reflects capital investments authorized by the $2.6 billion Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act (EIMA), or Smart Grid Law, to modernize Illinois’ energy infrastructure. ComEd’s 2016 investments – including $621 million for Smart Grid-related work – have resulted in record reliability for its customers with a 44-percent reduction in the frequency of outages and "Best in Class" distinction for performance among peer utilities nationally.

Governor Rauner Joins Hundreds of Community Members, Local Business Leaders, Environmental Groups and Nuclear Plant Employees for Signing of Future Energy Jobs Bill

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Exelon representatives and nuclear plant employees today joined Governor Bruce Rauner, state legislators, local business leaders, environmental groups and hundreds of community members to celebrate the signing of the Future Energy Jobs Bill, a comprehensive energy plan that safeguards the state's top source of clean energy, protects and creates thousands of jobs and strengthens the Illinois economy, while preserving competitive rates.

Passage of Future Energy Jobs Bill Boosts State Economy and Makes Illinois a Leader in Clean Energy

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Exelon Generation and ComEd today commended Illinois lawmakers on the passage of the Future Energy Jobs Bill, which will maintain Illinois' competitive electric rates, preserve and create tens of thousands of jobs and expand clean energy at a cost capped at 25 cents per month for the average ComEd residential customer. Both the House and Senate approved the bill, and it now heads to Governor Rauner. Once signed, the bill will take effect June 1, 2017.

Governor Rauner, Exelon Generation and ComEd Reach Accord on Historic Energy Bill

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Exelon Generation and ComEd today announced they have reached an agreement with Governor Rauner on the Future Energy Jobs Bill, which has been further enhanced with additional customer protections, based on input from Governor Rauner's office. The amendment, filed today, provides for an overall cost cap on all measures within the bill that will limit rate increases to all residential and business customers.