Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Utilities - August 25, 2023
ComEd Facilities Powered with Carbon-Free Energy
ComEd announced the company’s entire real estate portfolio is powered with 100% carbon-free energy.
The electricity company purchases its clean energy supply from Constellation, a retail supplier of power and energy products and services.
“We are combatting climate change by making our electric grid more resilient and enabling the growth of renewables and electric vehicles, but just as importantly, we are leading by example by driving carbon emissions out of our own operations,” said Gil Quiniones, CEO of ComEd, in a statement. “As the largest electric company in Illinois, it is our duty to take full advantage of the opportunities now available to reduce the use of fossil fuels in our facilities to improve air quality in all of the communities where we operate and where our employees live and work.”
Constellation was chosen through a competitive procurement conducted by ComEd for retail electric service. Constellation provides ComEd with clean energy sourced from within the regional electric grid, with most of it produced in the ComEd service territory. The agreement applies to ComEd’s 54 facilities in northern Illinois, including corporate and regional headquarters, reporting centers, business offices, and training and special use facilities and substations.
ComEd’s clean energy purchase will meet its annual energy use of about 65,000 megawatt hours. The company will purchase the environmental attributes associated with that energy, ensuring that the power used by its facilities is generated locally by carbon-free generation resources.
ComEd plans to electrify 30% of its fleet by 2025, eliminating 2,000 metric tons of GHG emissions.
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