In Illinois, communities are allowed to purchase electricity on behalf of their residents and small businesses. By “aggregating” its customers into one big group, a community can negotiate with suppliers and get better deals for electricity on behalf of its citizens.
Part of getting a better deal is getting a choice of where the community’s power comes from. Over 200 communities across the state have already opted for community choice—and a number of them have chosen renewable energy to help meet their electricity needs.
In November, Chicago voters will vote on a referendum to determine whether the City should have the authority to buy electricity on behalf of its residents. This isn’t a vote on a specific energy plan. Instead, it’s a vote that would allow the City to purchase electricity for its residents.
We’re asking the City to commit to developing in‐state renewable energy sources with the purchase of clean, renewable energy made in Illinois and a goal of 100% renewable energy to run our city. Use community energy choice to drive job creation and create programs to save energy across all of Chicago.