For Release: 10/18/2018

Peoples Gas teams up with ComEd to host Energy Efficiency Community Open House

Utilities urge customers to prepare homes for winter weather to maximize energy savings

CHICAGO – On October 17, Peoples Gas and ComEd hosted an Energy Efficiency Community Open House at Malcolm X College to provide customers with tips, tools and resources to help them save money on their energy bills and prepare their homes for Chicago winter weather.

The utilities helped customers apply for free, energy-saving home improvement offerings and learn about other ways to save. Several community agencies, including the Community Economic Development Association (CEDA), were present to help customers apply for weatherization upgrades.

“We understand times can be challenging for our customers, especially during the cold winter months,” said Christina Pagnusat, director – energy efficiency, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas. “That’s why we are encouraging eligible customers to take advantage of our free, energy-saving tools, like our home energy jumpstart, which provides products like programmable thermostats, pipe insulation, advanced power strips, and LED bulbs to help customers lower the costs of their energy bills and stay warm this winter.”

Other organizations, including the Cook County Health Hospital Systems, Safer Foundation-Lawndale, Spanish Coalition for Housing, and Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.) also participated and provided information to attendees.

“ComEd believes everyone has an equal right to safe, reliable and affordable energy,” said Dana Bolton, ComEd vice president of customer solutions. “By making smarter energy choices, customers can save money and live better. That’s why we offer a variety of rebates, discounts and assessments to empower them to do that. Our energy efficiency offerings make it easy for customers to use energy more wisely… while helping them save energy and money.”

Peoples Gas, in partnership with ComEd, offers several joint offerings including free personalized home assessments which help customers reduce their energy and water use with the installation of free/discounted products. They also partner on several energy-saving weatherization offerings for eligible customers.

To learn more about these joint offerings, and discover what’s available for each customer’s needs, call Peoples Gas at 844-367-5867 or ComEd at 855-433-2700.

For more information on free assessments and weatherization upgrades, discounts, rebates, and other energy-related topics, visit and

Peoples Gas, a subsidiary of WEC Energy Group (NYSE: WEC), is a regulated natural gas delivery company that serves more than 845,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the city of Chicago. You can find more information about natural gas safety, energy efficiency and other energy-related topics at Follow us on Twitter and Facebook @peoplegaschi.

ComEd is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), a Fortune 100 energy company with approximately 10 million electricity and natural gas customers – the largest number of customers in the U.S. ComEd powers the lives of more than 4 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population. For more information visit and connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

For More Information, Contact:

  • Vanessa Hall
    312-240-4774 (O)
    773-391-1295 (M)
  • Tom Dominguez
    312-394-5710 (O)
    312-731-2094 (H)

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