ComEd Launches Smart Home Showcase Contest

                  ComEd Launches Smart Home Showcase Contest

Four customers will win a $45,000 smart home makeover

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Jan. 8, 2013

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

  oWhirlpool^® 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.
  oElectricity-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.
  oA Nest^® Learning Thermostat^™ that learns from temperature-setting
    behaviors, preferences and surroundings to automatically create a custom
    heating and cooling schedule.
  oAn 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 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's smart meter pilot program encompasses nine towns serviced by the
company's Maywood operating center including Bellwood, Berwyn, Broadview,
Forest Park, Hillside, Maywood, Melrose Park, Oak Park and River Forest, and
the Humboldt Park area in Chicago. Nearly 130,000 customers in these areas are
equipped with smart meters and may be eligible to enter the contest.

Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon
Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider,
with approximately 6.6 million customers. ComEd provides service to
approximately 3.8 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of
the state's population.


Contact: ComEd Media Relations, +1-312-394-3500
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