Green Power Partnership
|Alton, IL Community|
|Annual Green Power Usage (kWh)||127,400,000|
|Percentage Green Power||22.8%|
|Green Power Community Since||May 2014|
|Latest Annual Report Received On||10/29/2015|
|Community Green Power Web Page|
The City of Alton, Illinois is an historic, progressive community located along the Mississippi River approximately 25 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri. Residents pride themselves on preserving the unique qualities of the community for future generations. Towards this end, over the last six years, the City has made great strides in the area of sustainability and green power usage. Alton joined the Cool Cities Program in 2008 and, since that time, the City installed variable speed motors at the wastewater treatment plant, upgraded lights at the Public Works facility, created an anti-idling policy for Police Department vehicles, installed motion sensor light switches at several facilities, received two hybrid vehicles, installed an electric car charging station at City Hall, witnessed an 89% increase in recycling rates, and upgraded streetlights in the downtown area. Since 2012, residents and small business that participate in the electricity aggregation program received 100 percent of their electricity from a wind power source. Alton has received numerous awards related to its sustainability practices. Alton is currently working on a greenhouse gas inventory and exploring ways to balance historic preservation with energy efficiency. “We are committed to preserving our natural resources for future generations,” said Mayor Brant Walker.