City of Chicago - Green Power Purchasing (Illinois)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Illinois
Name City of Chicago - Green Power Purchasing
Incentive Type Green Power Purchasing
Applicable Sector Local Government
Eligible Technologies Landfill Gas, Photovoltaics, Wind
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Percent Renewables 20%

Date added to DSIRE 2001-02-02
Last DSIRE Review 2012-11-16

References DSIRE[1]


In June 2001, the City of Chicago signed an agreement with Commonwealth Edison and the Environmental Resources Trust to purchase 20% of its electricity from clean, renewable resources by the end of 2005. The city reached this goal in 2008, the city with a purchase of 215 million kWh of wind and biomass energy from MidAmerican Energy. The city's plan is to maintain that 20% level for the foreseeable future. As of October 2011, the City was purchasing 20% of their power from renewables.

For more green power purchasing program listings, visit the U.S. Department of Energy Green Power Network.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Dana Kenney
Department City of Chicago, Department of Environment
Division Division of Energy and Sustainable Business

Place Chicago, Illinois


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"