ComEd Celebrates Earth Month with $40,000 in Energy Efficiency Grants and Events

  ComEd Celebrates Earth Month with $40,000 in Energy Efficiency Grants and

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, April 2, 2013

CHICAGO, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --ComEd is commemorating Earth Month in
April by hosting energy-efficiency programs that will give away up to $40,000
to local schools and nonprofit organizations, and participating in half a
dozen community educational events.

ComEd launched its second annual $10,000 Earth Month Challenge with local
elementary schools in its service territory. Twenty schools and nearly 8,000
students will compete in this energy-efficiency competition which helps
parents, teachers and students become more aware of how they use electricity
each day, and how simple changes in their every-day habits can lead to greater
energy efficiency—and savings. At the end of the Challenge, ComEd will award
$10,000 in cash prizes to the top five performing schools, including a $5,000
grand prize.

In addition, through its new Earth Month Grant Contest ComEd will award a
minimum of six individual grants, valued at up to $5,000 to nonprofits to
implement an energy saving idea. Nonprofits can enter the contest by
submitting a creative energy conservation idea or project that can help
educate their community about the benefits of being energy-efficient.

"ComEd is committed to driving positive, sustainable change that benefits the
environment," said Fidel Marquez, senior vice president of Governmental and
External Affairs, ComEd. "These grants and community events are a fresh
approach to inspire customers of all ages to become wiser users of energy to
reduce their usage, save money and help the environment."

Also, throughout the month of April, ComEd will participate in a number of
community events to drive awareness for energy efficiency and sustainability.
Customers are invited to visit the ComEd booth for energy-efficiency tips and
other information at the following the Chicagoland area events:

                          Sustainable Schools & Higher Education Symposium,
April 2  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
                          Loyola University
                          Palatine Health, Wellness & Environmental Expo,
April 6  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
                          Birchwood Recreation Center
                          Skokie Spring Greening,
April 7  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
                          Niles North High School
                          Frankfort Square Park District Earth Day,
April 13 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
                          Island Prairie Nature Center
                          2013 Earth Fest, Oak Park,
April 20 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
                          Public Works Building
                          Park Ridge 24th Annual Earth Day Celebration,
April 20 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
                          Maine Park Leisure Center

For more information on ComEd's Earth Month Challenge, including a leaderboard
showing the ranking of participating schools, please visit The
challenge begins April 1 and continues through the end of ComEd's April
electric billing period (which extends to mid-May for some customers). Winning
schools are expected to be announced in May.

For more information on ComEd's Earth Month Grant Contest for nonprofits,
please visit Entries should be emailed to
EarthMonthGrant@ComEd.comby April 12. Winners will be selected by May 1.

Follow ComEd on Facebook and Twitter for updates on the company's Earth Month
and other community initiatives.

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, (312) 394-3500
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