City of Evanston - Green Power Purchase

February 06, 2009


In February 2007, the City of Evanston signed a 17-month contract to purchase renewable-energy credits (RECs) from Constellation Energy for 5.5 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity. The RECs purchased are derived from electricity generated by wind turbines. The city has issued a Climate Change Action Plan to chart a path towards reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 7% from 1990 levels by the year 2012.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Illinois
Incentive Type: Green Power Purchasing
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Wind (All)
  • Wind (Small)
Renewables % or Amount: 20%
Source: Wind


Name: City Manager
Organization: City of Evanston
Address: 2100 Ridge Ave.
Evanston IL 60201
Phone: (847) 866-2936

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.