Do you have a project you’d like to propose, or a potential concept for consideration? Apply here!

Ideas vs. Pre-Proposals

Whether your project is ready for implementation or just at the beginning stages of conception, we can help! For ideas in need of development and guidance, please submit an idea form. For projects with a fully developed plan, please submit a pre-proposal. Before you start your submission, you may want to review the Idea Questions or Pre-Proposal Questions so you can understand all the elements we’re looking for, and prepare your responses.


The ComEd Customer Innovation team will review submitted ideas on a quarterly cadence. Once an idea has been reviewed, the team will follow up with a decision or a request for more information.   Submit an Idea


Your pre-proposal will be reviewed and scored by the ComEd Customer Innovation team. You can find high-level scoring criteria on the Resources page. If your pre-proposal passes the initial review, the team may ask you to submit a full project proposal for final review. At that time the team will provide a full proposal template and scoring criteria.   Submit a Pre-proposal

Submission Process

What happens to my submission?

Once you submit your idea or pre-proposal questionnaire through the online template, you will receive a confirmation email that we have received your submission, and our initial review will take approximately four to six weeks. After completing our review, we will reach out again and explain the potential next steps.

If the submission passes the first screening process, it will either be expedited for priority review or be added to the list of submissions for our annual planning review.


Annual planning review

As part of the annual planning process, the Customer Innovation team will review and complete a second screening of all submitted ideas, pre-proposals and proposals that have passed the initial screening, and will select those that best align with their focus areas and score highest against the scoring criteria. Customer Innovation will follow up with each organization to share the decision and will request full proposals for approved ideas/pre-proposals.

If a full proposal is requested, a ComEd team member as well as subject matter experts will be assigned to review and score it. At that time the team will decide whether to approve, deny or request more information and the decision will be shared with you.