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Category Archive: Dynamic Pricing & Smart Grid

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by Amber Vignieri

On June 1st, 2016, Elevate Energy launched the Ameren Illinois Peak Time Rewards program. The program allows customers to earn bill credits by conserving electricity when electricity is expected to be high during “Peak Time Rewards events.” “When we signed up for the Peak Time Rewards program, we thought why not, there’s nothing to lose. [...]

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by Amber Vignieri

Our fearless leader Anne Evens has helped guide Elevate’s work for over ten years to ensure that our  energy efficiency services consistently deliver on our mission: to provide smarter energy use for all. Her incredible passion, ambition, and care for the organization have helped build a driven team working towards this common goal. While she [...]

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by Amber Vignieri

Elevate administers the ComEd Hourly Pricing program, and we’ve helped thousands of participants save money on their bills by shifting electricity usage to lower priced hours. But did you know that being smart about how and when you use electricity also helps your community and the environment? Our new infographic shows just a few of the many [...]

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by Amber Vignieri

This blog post is guest written by Elevate Energy Chief Operating Officer Delmar Gillus. I had the pleasure of attending the Citi Foundation Community Progress Makers Convening in Washington, D.C. As the area is also home for me, I was excited to see how D.C. was progressing, and to catch up with family and friends. [...]

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by Amber Vignieri

ComEd’s Hourly Pricing program allows participants to pay the hourly, wholesale market price for electricity. By conserving electricity usage when prices are high through simple behavior changes, customers can increase their savings. Elevate Energy administers the program and provides customer services to approximately 11,000 participants to help them manage costs, including high price alerts by [...]

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by Amber Vignieri

We’ve always known that Elevate Dynamic Pricing Program Manager Sarah Gulezian is a rising star. However, our opinions were validated this week by the 2016 Women’s Energy Summit who named Sarah a Rising Star for her knowledge and understanding of the energy industry, participation in her professional community, and her work to help those less [...]

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by Amber Vignieri

Elevate Energy is dedicated to promoting smarter energy use for all through many different programs—upgrading multifamily buildings and childcare centers, improving the visibility of energy efficiency in the real estate market, administering dynamic pricing programs for ComEd and Ameren—the list goes on. However, none of these programs would succeed without the hard work of our incredible [...]

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by Amber Vignieri

Did you know that Ameren Illinois and ComEd offer two rate options? Many ratepayers are unaware of their choices when it comes to what they pay for electricity. If you’re familiar with Elevate, however, you may know that we administer both Ameren Illinois’ Power Smart Pricing program and ComEd’s Hourly Pricing program. These hourly pricing programs allow [...]

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by Amber Vignieri

When you think of a science fair what comes to mind? Probably, a school gymnasium lined with tables where students present their projects on colorfully drawn poster board. While poster board is still a perfectly good tool for some school projects, Elevate Energy and ABC/25 Foundation wanted to give kids the opportunity to have fun [...]

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by Amber Vignieri

Rate design is the method by which an energy utility calculates charges for the energy you use and for the infrastructure used to deliver that energy to your home.  This post explains how these charges are calculated.   How Are Energy Rates Calculated? Investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities are regulated by state agencies such [...]

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