ComEd tests 'smart' meters to reduce bills

June 21, 2010 3:30:56 PM PDT
ComEd began testing a new program Monday that's designed to help customers save money on their bills.

About 131,000 ComEd customers will begin using new smart meters that transmit power usage information to the company about every 30 minutes.

Customers can then track their household's daily power use online. They can also get advice on how to cut down on their home's electricity use and save money.