Smart Energy Forum
The Natural Resources
Defense Council has recognized CWLP as one of the
nation's top 22 municipal performers in the areas of
energy efficiency, conservation and green power in
City Water, Light and Power is committed to providing its customers with
smart, reliable power at the lowest possible cost. Over the past few years, CWLP has embarked on a number of
new projects and initiatives to ensure a bright future for
Springfield's energy program. In November 2009, CWLP assumed operating control
Dallman 4, its new 200-megawatt
coal-fired unit, which will employ the best pollution control technologies
available. In addition, up to 120 megawatts of wind power per year have been added to the
utility's energy portfolio. With community participation, CWLP can continue
its leadership role in the utility industry and remain independent from the
volatility of higher cost power on the wholesale market.
In conjunction with new and expanded energy sources, CWLP
has also launched
an initiative to encourage customers to increase their efforts at energy
COMMUNITY FEEDBACK OPPORTUNITIES
The Smart Energy Forum:
CWLP welcomes input and ideas to help shape the most effective and desirable
energy conservation programs. These programs will be good for the environment
and will yield a cost savings on our customers' utility bills. In order to
make it as easy as possible to gather ideas and suggestions, CWLP has
established the Smart Energy Forum to reach out directly to the community.
Public comments can be submitted by
email, fax (217-789-2136, ATTN: CWLP Smart Energy), or mail (CWLP Smart Energy,
Municipal Center East, 800 E. Monroe, Springfield, IL 62757).
Smart Solutions Workshops provide information to
customers on smart ways to lower their energy bills and to provide input and
feedback to the utility regarding the efficiency programs it offers. The workshops for the
general public are scheduled year-round. On-demand workshops for civic
groups and other nonprofit organizations are available upon request for
groups of 15-50.
Contact the Energy Services Office for more information or
to schedule a workshop.
ADDING WIND ENERGY TO CWLP'S ENERGY PORTFOLIO
The utility has contracts to procure up to 120 megawatts of
clean, renewable wind energy
per year, of which the state of Illinois will use about 60 megawatts to power its Springfield
facilities. CWLP applauds the efforts of the State for its strong commitment
to renewable energy and protecting the environment.
CWLP has expanded existing and introduced new
energy efficiency and demand-side management
programs and is considering others for
ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS
CWLP's Energy Services
Office (ESO) continues to provide a variety of services and programs
aimed at helping customers increase the energy and water efficiency of their
homes and businesses.
ESO programs and services
are designed to both educate customers about efficiency and how it can be
achieved and to provide financial incentives to make certain efficiency
measures more affordable.
For more information about the various services and programs currently
offered, visit the Energy
Services section of this website or
We hope you will visit this website often for updates.
Energy Services Office