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Renewable Energy Program
Join Us and Keep the Program Growing  

Naperville’s Renewable Energy Program enables Department of Public Utilities-Electric (DPU-E) residential and business customers to make voluntarily monthly donations through their electric bills to support the City’s investment in renewable energy. For more information, visit the Energy Efficiency Grants page.

Did you know that for only a little extra green each month, you can put a lot of green back into the Illinois power grid? Naperville’s Renewable Energy Program is now in its 11th year of letting residential and commercial utility customers purchase wind and solar energy to help create a safer environment for all.


The Power to Make a Difference

The Naperville Renewable Energy Program supports the development of renewable energy projects in Illinois. Joining the program is one of the easiest, most effective ways for Naperville residents to reduce their environmental impact.

Clean energy is purchased from wind farms within Illinois, and solar energy is sourced in Illinois as well, including from the northern part of the state, making this program one that benefits the local region. 

One of the projects that supplies the program, the Pioneer Trail Wind Farm, is located in eastern Illinois.  And the solar for the solar for the program comes from a partnership with the Illinois Solar Energy Association, providing an additional revenue stream to business and residential solar installations in the state. 

More than 3,800 Naperville residents and businesses are enrolled in the program and collectively supporting the development of more than 14 million kWh of Illinois renewable electricity annually.

The program has had an environmental impact equivalent to removing more than 3,200 cars from the road or growing more than 426,000 trees for a decade. 


How it Works

Renewable energy is electricity generated from natural resources that will never be depleted and do not release any harmful pollution into the air.

Naperville's Renewable Energy Program is comprised of 99% wind and 1% solar generated entirely within the State of Illinois.

When you enroll, clean energy from renewable resources are added to the Illinois electric grid. The electrons generated by the renewable energy are delivered to the local electric grid, meaning less fossil fuels are used. The additional charge to participants comes from the higher production costs of generating renewable energy over using fossil fuels. These funds help build more renewable energy projects in Illinois. This program is cost-neutral to the City.

Take a look at how solar and wind energy can power our world while remaining environmentally friendly.  

 

 


How to Participate

A small additional charge of $5.00 to your monthly electric bill covers the added expense of delivering 200 kilowatt hours of clean and renewable energy to the Illinois electric grid. The Naperville Renewable Energy Program allows customers to participate at various levels of support. City residents and businesses can choose the participation level that best fits their energy usage and their budget. The City of Naperville will continue to deliver your electricity and provide the same reliable utility service.

Pricing Options:

  • 200 kWh = $5 monthly
  • 400 kWh = $10 monthly
  • 600 kWh = $15 monthly
  • 800 kWh = $20 monthly
  • 1000 kWh = $25 monthly

All costs are in addition to your current electricity charges.

Additional levels of participation are available, and commercial customers may qualify for special pricing.

To sign up, either call the City of Naperville's Finance Department at (630) 420-6059 or download and print this sign-up form (PDF) and return either in person or via mail to:

City of Naperville
Finance Department
400 S. Eagle St.
Naperville, IL 60540


Participating Businesses and Organizations

  • Brighton Car Wash
  • Casey's Foods
  • City of Naperville
  • CVG design Group
  •    Edward Hospital & Health Services
  • M&M Orthopaedics
  • Naperville Electric Service Center
  • Naperville Park District
  • Naperville Running Company
  • St. Elizabeth Seton
  • St. Patrick's Residence
  • Steinbrecher Insurance Agency


Awards and Recognition

2005 

  • Illinois Environmental Heroes Awards

2006

  • Partner for Clean Air Award
  • Green Building Council Environmental Award

2007

  • Ranked 6th in the nation for Percentage of Customer Participation –  Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory

2008

  • Environmental Hall of Fame
  • Ranked 6th in the nation for Percentage of Customer Participation –  Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory

2009

  • Ranked 5th in the nation for Percentage of Customer Participation –  Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory

2010

  • Ranked 6th in the nation for Percentage of Customer Participation –  Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory

2012

  • Ranked 5th in the nation for Customer Participation Rate – Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory
2013
  • Ranked 10th in the nation for Customer Participation Rate – Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory

 

More information about the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) rankings is available on the Department of Energy website.