Smart meters available for some ComEd customers

September 18, 2010 5:14:35 PM PDT
ComEd customers had a chance to learn more Saturday about the utility company's new "smart meters."The meters were on display at the YMCA on North Lawndale.

The meters transmit information to ComEd about a customer's power usage every 30 minutes. The customer can then go online to see how much electricity they're using, and they can get advice on saving energy.

For now, it is a pilot program that will be offered to about 130,000 customers.