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BWISE Webinar: Emerging Technologies Initiative
June 10, 2020

Black Women in Science and Engineering hosted Jes Rivas, a representative from the Emerging Technologies Team, to discuss the Emerging Technologies initiative. Jes explained the funding opportunities available, shared project examples and outlined how organizations and companies can get involved.

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WBDC Webinar: ComEd® Emerging Technologies Offer
October 30, 2019

In this webinar presented by the Women's Business Development Center, Kelly Mulder from the Emerging Technologies Team provided an overview of the program and how your organization can get involved.

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Income Eligible Webinar: Call for Ideas
April 3, 2019

Learn more about the outcomes of our 2018 Income Eligible Call for Ideas. During this one-hour webinar, we provided an overview of our progress and pilots to date and reviewed some initial results.

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Two New Research Projects Make Waves

The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program recently made a big splash with two water-based research projects:

Green Stormwater Infrastructure

After identifying nine municipalities in the ComEd service territory that could benefit from green stormwater infrastructure, this project quantified the potential energy savings and other impacts of adopting the technology. View highlights >

Water Market Analysis

This water channel characterization study analyzed industry trends and technologies to identify the greatest opportunities for reducing water and energy use in the ComEd service territory. View highlights >

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How Do You Future-Proof Energy Efficiency Programs? Find Out Here.

Looking for new ways to engage utility customers? Grappling with how to meet increased energy-savings goals? Head to the AESP 30th Annual Conference and Expo in Anaheim, California on February 19 for a presentation on Planning for the Future of EE in Illinois with New Technology by Mark Milby, ComEd® Manager of Energy Efficiency R&D, and Kelly Mulder, Managing Director of ILLUME Advising, LLC.

Mark and Kelly will discuss the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program’s response to legislation changes and maturing markets through Emerging Technologies. One of the largest initiatives of its kind in the nation, Emerging Technologies develops pathways to test, validate and integrate new technologies and approaches into ComEd’s portfolio.

We invite you to participate in the discussion and take away practical lessons-learned to incorporate into your own program strategies.

Register today.

Emerging Technologies at NREL

photo by Werner Slocum, NREL

Check out what we are doing with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in pursuit of more energy-efficient technologies for buildings!

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The Innovation Continues

The ComEd® Energy Efficiency Program and our Emerging Technologies Team have continued to support dozens of innovative pilots and research projects that explore new, energy-efficient technologies and solutions. We’re excited to announce the launch of our enhanced initiatives page that now showcases all of our active and recently completed pilots.

From measuring the impact of ductless heat pumps in multi-family buildings to exploring ways to better engage income eligible seniors in ComEd offerings, our energy-saving partners have already made a big impact on their communities.

Ready to join us? Explore all our new initiatives to get inspired, then submit your own idea through our convenient online portal. You can also join our email list to receive updates on current and past pilots and discover how you can contribute to our energy efficiency and innovation goals.

Join the WBDC for a Presentation on Emerging Technologies


WBDC Webinar: ComEd® Emerging Technologies Offer, October 30 2019 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Register HERE

The ComEd® Energy Efficiency Program offers its customers a variety of offerings to help reduce their energy use while saving money. The program continually seeks pilot projects which explore new energy efficiency concepts that can lead to sustainable, verified energy savings and potentially be introduced as a new energy-efficient technology or practice.

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