Smart meters are digital electric meters that securely send electricity-usage information to ComEd. The Smart meters replace existing electric meters. The technology helps eliminate estimated bills and the need for a meter reader to visit your home.
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A smart meter also helps residents learn more about electricity usage and ways to save energy and money.
Residents with smart meters are able to …
Access electricity-usage information 24/7.
Understand how much electricity a resident is using and when, giving the resident more control.
Take advantage of online energy-management tools and optional pricing programs to help you save.
What Residents Can Expect During Installation
ComEd plans to install approximately 4 million smart meters in all homes and businesses across northern Illinois by the end of 2018.
Residents are notified by mail when installations are scheduled for their area.
A uniformed meter installer with appropriate identification from ComEd or Corix, a ComEd-authorized contractor, will perform the installation at no cost to residents. Currently installers have been driving white Chevrolet Sonic subcompact cars with the Corix logo on the vehicle sides, and a flashing yellow light on the roof of the car.
Residents are advised to be sure there is nothing blocking access to the meter.
Installation typically takes 10 minutes. Expect a brief interruption to electric service. Some installations occur with no perceptible interruption in service.
More Info …
Corix installations are happening this month in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Downers Grove, North Barrington, South Barrington, Bartlett, Deer Park, Forest Lake, Glen Ellyn, Hawthorne Woods, Hinsdale, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Lisle, Lombard, Long Grove, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Streamwood, Villa Park, Warrenville, Wheaton, Winfield, York Center, Yorkfield, and many more West and Southwest Suburbs and central and southern parts of the City of Chicago.
Next installations will occur in northern Chicago, northern suburbs, and suburbs just east and northeast of Arlington Heights.
If you notice an problems with your installation or you electric service after installation, of course call ComEd, but please comment here …
See also …
ComEd Smart Meter info …
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