Illinois - Green Power Purchasing (Illinois)
Last modified on May 24, 2011.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Illinois - Green Power Purchasing|
|Incentive Type||Green Power Purchasing|
|Applicable Sector||State Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Small Hydroelectric|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Percent Renewables||3% by 2007; 4% by 2008; 5% by 2009|
|Source||Wind power generated in Illinois|
|Date added to DSIRE||2002-07-10|
|Last DSIRE Review||2011-01-06|
Note: Policy expired at the end of 2009. No update since expiration for 2010 or beyond.
In January 2007, the State of Illinois established a goal for state agencies to purchase 3% of their power from renewable sources by the end of 2007, 4% by the end of 2008, and 5% by the end of 2009. The state has a contract for renewable energy credits generated by wind turbines located in Illinois. In March 2007, Lt. Governor Pat Quinn invited cities and universities around Illinois to accept the "3-4-5 renewable energy challenge" and match the state's green power commitment.
The 3-4-5 challenge updates former Governor George Ryan's Executive Order Number 6 from 2002, which set a goal for state agencies to purchase at least 5% of the electricity from renewable sources by 2010, and at least 15% by 2020.
|Contact Name||Donald Barnes|
|Department||Illinois Central Management Services|
|Address||JRTC, 100 W. Randolph, Suite 4-100|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.