CESA Member Illinois
“Our office is always looking for new and innovative strategies to advance and finance renewable energy projects in Illinois CESA has provided us with access to best practice through its sharing of news, its webinars and conferences and through informative and knowledgeable staff. Our CESA membership has helping our office to develop new programs and strengthen existing ones.”
The Illinois Office of Energy & Recycling supports a variety of programs and planning initiatives in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy, alternative transportation and recycling. These efforts help the State and its residents save energy, generate clean and reliable electricity, promote sustainable transportation, and reduce waste – all while driving economic development and job creation.
Individually tailored programs are available to assist Illinois citizens, communities, non-profit organizations, businesses, industry, and other government agencies in an effort to achieve the Offices’ mission. In addition, the Office continues to promote the leadership of the State of Illinois, through its own energy and recycling policies and practices at state facilities.
Clean Energy Highlights:
- Over the last 9 years, have offered the Illinois Energy Now portfolio of energy efficiency programs for public entities, low income residents, and market transformation. In the first six years alone, IEN completed projects that will save over 7.8 billion kWh, 218 million therms, that will lead to over $585 million in energy cost savings.
- Won recent U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Solar in Your Community Challenge for novel Weatherization + Solar proposal.
- Illinois Interstates were recently selected by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration as some of the first “Alternative Fuel Corridors” in the country.
- Together with local partner Clean Energy Trust, support Illinois’ early stage clean tech companies through a revolving equity fund.