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University of Illinois Extension serving Jo Daviess, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties

Stephenson County
Highland Community College, Bldg R
2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-4125
FAX: 815-232-9006
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Jo Daviess County
204 Vine, PO Box 600
Elizabeth, IL 61028
Phone: 815-858-2273
FAX: 815-858-2274

SNAP Ed Office
650 North Main St
Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 779-423-0982

Winnebago County
1040 North Second Street
Rockford, IL 61107
Phone: 815-986-4357
FAX: 815-986-4329

News Release

Saving Money with Smart Meters

Saving Money with Smart Meters

Cost savings and better energy choices start with knowledge. Put the new smart meter technology to work for you by learning how to manage your choices. Join University of Illinois Extension Educator Jay Solomon for an overview of the energy and cost saving opportunities opened by the recently installed electricity “Smart Meters.”  Basics of the smart meter technology, accessing your energy information, proactively managing your energy use and cost, and ComEd consumer programs will be included in the discussion at the Saving Money with Smart Meters Workshop

Saving Money with Smart Meters Workshop will be held Thursday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. at the Durand Library located at Durand Schools, 200 West South Street, Durand, IL.  This workshop is free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is requested by calling the University of Illinois Extension at (815) 986-4357 or on-line at 

This workshop is one of several planned for this area over the next few months.  University of Illinois Extension has received a grant to provide education about Smart Meters and energy efficiency from the Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation.  The grant is funding a statewide educational effort specifically focused toward consumers served by ComEd and Ameren Illinois.  Environmental and Energy Stewardship Educator Jay Solomon leads the local and statewide effort.   

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact your local Extension office.



Source: Stanley (Jay) Solomon, Extension Educator, Energy and Environmental Stewardship,

Local Contact: Samantha Burbach, Program Coordinator,