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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) 157,873,735
Percentage Green Power 32%
Percent of Green Power Use Third-Party Certified (excluding On-site) 100%
Organization-wide Partner Yes
Partner's Reporting Period 1/1/2013 - 12/31/2013
Latest Annual Report Received On 6/18/2014
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 perceives 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, 2013, Illinois green power purchases totaled approximately 158 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 488,950,000 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 also advocates for and funds 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 nearly 3,600 megawatts of wind generation capacity, enough to power over 1,000,000 homes with clean, emissions-free electricity. The State has committed to extend its current purchasing levels throughout Calendar Years 2013 and 2014 and will explore cost-effective opportunities to increase our support of green power in the years beyond.

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