We’re investing in concepts that explore or demonstrate new ways to make energy efficiency, electrification, demand response, distributed energy resources and other cutting-edge demand-side management opportunities more accessible, affordable and effective for all customers.
We’re here to help you bring your ideas to life.
We are open to research and pilot projects on market-ready or near-market-ready technologies and innovative delivery methods that overcome current barriers to customer adoption. The concept should be aligned with our mission priorities and have the potential to generate significant energy savings or reduce or shift energy consumption, or are projects that aim to reduce or eliminate barriers to the deployment of key technologies and behaviors.
Projects can take a variety of forms such as primary research, savings measurement, load-shifting capacity measurement, technology installation or delivery, or customer engagement strategies.
The full breadth of areas covered by the Customer Innovation team are listed below. Hover over the purple dots to learn more about each area of effort.
Explore and validate "next generation" residential, commercial and industrial energy efficiency technologies and program designs
Create opportunities for adoption of or for engagement with distributed energy resources, or install technologies to enable adoption of distributed energy resources, including electric vehicles
Identify methods and technologies to reduce and shift load at peak times, in particular through rates and DSM strategies that enable real time energy management
Advance electrification for residential, commercial and industrial customers, including identifying viable technologies and equipment setups/strategies for various segments, generating adoption, overcoming common barriers, assessing relevant rate structures, etc.
Identify viable market transformation savings opportunities in ComEd territory
Income Eligible Customer Solutions
Create cost effective benefits for income eligible customers through energy efficiency, electrification and customer engagement
If you have an energy efficiency, building electrification, demand flexibility or related customer engagement idea, we’d like to hear from you. Participants range from entrepreneurs, manufacturers, designers and builders, research labs, small outreach groups, universities, community-based organizations and demand-side management program administrators. If your idea is approved, the ComEd Customer Innovation team will help you implement and evaluate your project.
Customer Innovation supports ComEd’s 2030 priorities of decarbonization, flexibility and resilience, efficiency and affordability, empowerment and equity, and intuitive energy choices for customers.