You can use your smart meter to track your energy usage online on your utility’s website — which can help you decide when to run your appliances, how you can cut down on your consumption, and more.learn more
Your smart meter gives you the power to sign up for new savings programs, like “peak time savings” — earning credits on your bill for running appliances during energy “off hours.”learn more
There are many benefits to our new digital smart grid, including more control over your energy usage and cost, the ability to view energy usage online, the opportunity to participate in pricing programs to save money, better reliability and service, and improvement to efficiency to reduce waste and combat climate change.
Check out pricing programs offered by your utility provider and ask about other benefits and opportunities, such as accessing your energy usage online. If you live in Illinois, your home is either serviced by ComEd or Ameren.
Depending on your utility, you can sign up for programs that help you cut down on your bill, like real-time pricing (i.e., using energy when it’s less expensive) and peak-time savings (i.e., getting a credit for running your appliances when the load on our energy grid is high). ComEd also offers AC cycling, which means the utility will cycle your air conditioning off during high-demand hours to cut down on our state’s overall emissions (and earn up to $40 back on your bills this summer!)
If Ameren is your utility provider, please contact them at (800) 755-5000. If ComEd is your utility provider, please contact them at (866) 368-8326.