City of Chicago - Green Power Purchasing (Illinois)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||City of Chicago - Green Power Purchasing|
|Incentive Type||Green Power Purchasing|
|Applicable Sector||Local Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Landfill Gas, Photovoltaics, Wind|
|Energy Category|| Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
|Percent Renewables|| 20%
|Date added to DSIRE||2001-02-02|
|Last DSIRE Review|| 2012-11-16
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.
|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.