AUBURN GRESHAM — All this month ComEd is giving away ice cream as a way to connect with its customers living in designated neighborhoods.
ComEd began rolling out a bright red ice cream truck Tuesday throughout Chicago and suburban neighborhoods where smart meters are being installed.
Free ice cream cones will be given away.
“The ice cream truck is a fun and memorable way for us to open a dialog with our customers and create awareness of smart meters," said Mike McMahan, vice president of advanced metering infrastructure implementation for ComEd.
Smart meters were created as a result of the Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act. Through this act ComEd plans to invest $2.6 billion into its modernization effort to reduce power outages and help manage energy usage statewide.
By doing so, ComEd officials said smart meters would provide customers 24-hour access to information on their individual electricity consumption, enabling them to better manage their electricity usage.
“We understand the importance of informing customers about how the smart meter will enable them to better manage their energy usage and realize meaningful energy cost savings,”
Krissy Posey, a spokeswoman for ComEd, customers can also take selfie photos in front of the truck and post them to ComEd's Instagram, Facebook or Twitter pages to be entered into a contest to win prizes, such as a Kindle Fire or iPad Mini. The contest runs until Sept. 1 and a new winner is chosen every two weeks
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