This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

ComEd Launches Smart Home Showcase Contest

Stocks in this article: EXC





CHICAGO, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ComEd has launched a contest to award up to four customers within the communities that are part of the company's smart meter pilot program with free, smart home makeovers valued at nearly $45,000 each. The contest is called the "Smart Home Showcase," and will provide each winner with an energy efficiency overhaul of their home.

Winners will receive a collection of brand-new energy-efficient equipment including:

  • Whirlpool ® brand smart appliances including a refrigerator, range, dishwasher, clothes washer and clothes dryer. These appliances are equipped with new convenience and control features, as well as energy-management technology that, for example, can make your fridge stop making ice during peak summer times when electricity prices are high.
  • Electricity-generating solar panels and battery storage equipment installed by Intelligent Generation. These panels can help reduce energy use by generating and storing electricity for the home.
  • A Nest ® Learning Thermostat that learns from temperature-setting behaviors, preferences and surroundings to automatically create a custom heating and cooling schedule.
  • An in-home-display to help monitor household electricity use in real-time, predict bill amounts and reduce consumption.

"Our state's energy efficiency programs are working to attract and expand businesses in Illinois, while saving consumers money on their energy bills," said Adam Pollet, acting director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. "Programs like ComEd's Smart Home Showcase contest are an important way to educate Illinois residents about how to conserve energy, save money and protect our environment."

Once the new technologies are installed, ComEd will work to evaluate their impact on the winners' energy use, bill amounts and lifestyle.

"This contest will help demonstrate the value that the smart grid will bring, in terms of giving customers greater control over their energy usage," said Mike McMahan, vice president of smart grid and technology, ComEd. "Smart appliances and thermostats, combined with smart meters, will help customers conserve energy and control costs without their intervention."

The contest is open to customers who own single-family homes in the communities that are part of the company's smart meter pilot program*. Eligible customers must submit an essay of no more than 500 words explaining why they would benefit from a smart home makeover, a photo supporting their explanation, and statement indicating they have read and understand the contest rules to SmartHomeShowcase@ComEd.com. Entries will be accepted until Jan. 31, 2013.

For more information on the Smart Home Showcase, including a complete list of eligibility requirements and official contest rules, please visit ComEd.com/SmartHome.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

Jim Cramer's protégé, David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

Jim Cramer's protégé, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!

Markets

DOW 17,678.70 +6.10 0.03%
S&P 500 2,057.09 +5.27 0.26%
NASDAQ 4,771.7630 +13.8840 0.29%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs