You have two ways to get updates about high electricity prices: real-time price alerts and day-ahead price alerts. As a reminder, you are billed on the real-time market price of electricity.
Day-ahead price alert:Day-ahead price alerts will notify you by phone call, text, or email, after 4:30 p.m. when the day-ahead market prices will be at or above 14 cents during the following day.
Real-time price alert: When the 5-minute trend price is at or above your selected price threshold for 30 consecutive minutes, an alert will be triggered and you will be notified by email or text.
Load Guard is a service offered to all Hourly Pricing participants with a central air conditioner who are also enrolled in ComEd’s Central Air Conditioning Cycling (AC Cycling) program. With Load Guard you choose the price level at which Load Guard automatically moderates your central AC usage during high-priced hours. When the price level is reached, Load Guard switches your central AC into a conservation mode for a two-hour period. During this conservation mode, your air conditioner’s compressor will cycle off and on every 15 minutes. For Load Guard FAQs visit: https://hourlypricing.comed.com/faqs.
Note: Customers enrolled in ComEd's Peak Time Savings program are ineligible to enroll in Central AC Cycling or its Load Guard option. If you wish to enroll in Central AC Cycling, please visit the Peak Time Savings enrollment page to remove your home from the program before enrolling in Central AC Cycling.
Step 1: Sign up for the ComEd AC Cycling program.
Before you enroll in the Load Guard program, you must first enroll in the ComEd AC Cycling program here: https://www.comed.com/home-savings/energy-management/Pages/central-ac-cycling.aspx
Step 2:Enroll in Load Guard and select your control settings. After you have enrolled in the ComEd AC Cycling program, you may enroll in Load Guard or change your settings below.