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Green Power Partnership

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State of Illinois
Location Springfield, IL
Organization Type Govt. (State)
Annual Green Power Usage (kWh) 153,386,542
Percentage Green Power 32%
Percent of Green Power Use Third-Party Certified (excluding On-site) 100%
Organization-wide Partner Yes
Partner's Reporting Period 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014
Latest Annual Report Received On 12/4/2015
Awards/Recognition Green Power Leadership Award 2010
Environmental Web Page exit EPA
Partner Profile
The government of the State of Illinois provides essential public services to the over 12 million residents of the State as well as to the commercial community of Illinois. As such, the State has historically perceived itself as being obligated to integrate fiscal prudence, technological advancement and environmental stewardship into its standard business practices. Over the last year, among the ways the State of Illinois has achieved this is through the procurement of green power supplies. Illinois increased its green power use from roughly 21 million kilowatt-hours in the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2008 to approximately 88 million kilowatt-hours in the year ending in June 2009. By the year ending December 31, 2014, Illinois green power purchases totaled approximately 153 million kilowatt-hours. Through operational, seasonal load and space allocation economies, our overall building-based electricity usage has declined from roughly 612,521,000 kWh to approximately 476,434,356 kWh. Within the context of its overall power procurement activity, the State found that it could increase its green purchases from less than 5 percent of overall supplies to 32 percent and still enjoy steep savings over our previous prices. In addition to our direct green power purchases, the State of Illinois has also advocated for and funded the development of projects to improve the availability of green energy supplies within its borders. Over the past three fiscal years, the State has provided about $13 million in grant and rebate support to residential, commercial, government, and non-profit entities to install on-site renewable energy systems. Spurred by this support, today Illinois is home to over 2,700 megawatts of wind generation capacity, enough to power 750,000 homes with clean, emissions-free electricity. The State has extended its purchasing levels throughout Calendar Years 2013 and 2014. Unfortunately, due to fiscal challenges in FY 2015, we have been forced to sharply reduce spending in all areas of State government, including the purchase of green power. We will explore cost-effective opportunities to resume our support of green power purchasing in the future within the context of responsibly managing the ongoing fiscal crisis facing the State.


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