Meet ComEd’s Energy Force, the first and only program organized by a U.S. utility company designed specifically to help empower individuals with developmental disabilities to reduce their electricity use and save money—and educate others to do the same.
In Illinois, tens of thousands of
individuals with developmental disabilities live with families or in assisted
living communities where they are responsible for their home’s energy usage.
ComEd partners with 10 local nonprofit organizations to support the Energy Force. They include:
- Access Living (Chicago)
- Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago
- El Valor (Chicago)
- GiGi’s Playhouse (Aurora)
- Lambs Farm (Libertyville)
- Misericordia (Chicago)
- Neumann Family Services (Chicago)
- Orchard Village (Skokie)
- Ray Graham Association (Lisle)
- Special Olympics Chicago
Each organization nominates an individual
to serve as part of the Energy Force. ComEd trains the nominees and staff,
providing them with the tools and resources to create fun, interactive
presentations that offer easy and simple energy-efficiency tips.
Each Energy Force team member is expected to conduct approximately ten outreach events over twelve months. ComEd provides a stipend to cover time, costs and materials.
ComEd is committed to doing all we can to support and partner with the communities we serve, and our Energy Force ambassadors are one way that we can help our communities and customers use less energy, improve our shared environment and lower their monthly bills.