ComEd has expanded its groundbreaking Energy Force program to help individuals with developmental disabilities in educating customers on energy efficiency. Launched last year, it is a one-of-a-kind program and the first utility company in the U.S. designed to specifically help empower individuals with developmental disabilities to reduce their electricity and save money, while educating 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. Anne Pramaggiore, President and CEO, ComEd says, “The ambassadors are passionate, confident and are able to connect with our customers because they care deeply about conservation and protecting our environment. It is inspiring to watch the Energy Force in action.”
ComEd has enlisted 10 nonprofit organizations located throughout Northern Illinois to work in this program. Each organization nominates an individual to serve as part of the ComEd Energy Force program. ComEd trains the nominees and staff by providing them with the tools, resources and to create fun, interactive presentations that offer easy and simple energy efficient tips to their peers and larger audiences.
This year’s participating organizations include: Access Living (Chicago), Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago, El Valor (Chicago), GiGi’s Playhouse (Aurora), Lamb’s Farm (Libertyville), Misericordia (Chicago), Neumann Family Services (Chicago), Orchard Village(Skokie), Ray Graham Association (Lisle) and Special Olympics Chicago.
For more information on this exciting program check out the ComEd website www.comed.com.