ComEd Customers Get Green Light to Share Their Energy Data

Green Button Connect feature gives customers full control over
sharing their energy use information with third parties

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Beginning today, ComEd customers with smart meters will have the ability
to authorize and share their energy usage data with registered third
party companies who can help them pinpoint ways they can reduce energy
consumption and save money.

ComEd is among the first utilities to roll-out Green Button Download My
Data, which allows customers to download their own energy consumption
data directly to their computer, and now it will be one of the first
utilities in the Midwest to offer Green Button Connect My Data. The
Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC), which governs all Illinois
utilities, recently approved a filing by ComEd for the Green Button
Connect and now at the touch of a button, utility customers can automate
the secure transfer of their energy usage data to authorized third
parties. This type of access to information also gives ComEd customers
the ability to use a wide variety of software and smartphone
applications to control and manage their personal energy consumption.

“We are pleased to offer our customers the latest in data analytic
technology bringing more opportunities for them to leverage their smart
meters and manage daily electric usage,” said Val Jensen, senior vice
president of customer operations for ComEd. “When the smart grid law was
approved by the IL General Assembly in 2011, we made promises to improve
the service we provide. Today, ComEd customers are enjoying record power
reliability and they have greater insight and control over their own
energy usage through smart meter-enabled programs like Green Button
Connect. We are proud to deliver on yet another smart grid promise and
look forward to continuing to deliver even more value to our customers
in the future.”

The Citizens Utility Board Director, David Kolata supported the launch
of this program and stated, “This is about empowering Illinois consumers
to obtain the intelligence they need to maximize the benefits of the
smart grid. Green Button Connect will help catapult Illinois to the
national forefront of providing valuable data on electricity usage
directly to consumers, and we’re hopeful this sparks entrepreneurs to
develop services and apps that help lower our energy bills. This is good
news for consumers and the green economy.”

Another supporter of Green Button Connect is the Environmental Defense
Fund. “People want and deserve greater control over their energy use and
electric bills,” said Andrew Barbeau, Senior Clean Energy Consultant for
Environmental Defense Fund. “By embracing Green Button Connect and
providing easy access to energy-use data, ComEd is handing its customers
the keys to energy savings. Moreover, people maintain the freedom to
choose whether to share their information with third party companies,
which empowers customers to save money and cut pollution without
sacrificing their privacy or security.”

The Green Button is a utility industry-led effort in response to a call
to action from the White House to give utility customers access to
information about their energy consumption in an easy, downloadable

“As we continue to install smart meters across ComEd’s our service
territory, more and more of our customers – and eventually all – will
have the ability to unlock even more value through data analytics,” said

More information on the Green Button initiative is available at

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Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy
provider, with approximately 10 million customers. ComEd provides
service to approximately 3.8 million customers across northern Illinois,
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