Illinois - Green Power Purchasing (Illinois)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Illinois

Name Illinois - Green Power Purchasing
Incentive Type Green Power Purchasing
Applicable Sector State Government
Eligible Technologies Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Small Hydroelectric
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
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

References DSIRE[1]


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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Donald Barnes
Department Illinois Central Management Services

Address JRTC, 100 W. Randolph, Suite 4-100

Place Chicago, Illinois
Zip/Postal Code 60601-3219
Phone (312) 814-6940


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"