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Average residential customer can be 100% green for $2 month.

City Water, Light and Power’s Renewable Choice program provides local utility customers with a way to neutralize the environmental impact of their monthly energy usage by purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).

For a few dollars a month any CWLP customer that chooses to be green can invest in renewable energy sources right through their utility bill. Through this program, customers can purchase certified RECs in 200 kilowatt-hour (kWh) blocks of renewable resources through their monthly CWLP bill.

CWLP’s generation portfolio includes wind capacity from wind farms in Iowa, currently representing around 18% of our community’s native load. With Renewable Choice CWLP customers who want to be 100% green and exceed the 18% level can do so by purchasing these additional blocks of renewable wind and solar credits.

A 200 kWh block, the minimum purchase for this program, is priced at $0.40. The typical residential CWLP customer uses 800 to 1,000 kWh per month and can, on average, have an account representing 100% renewable investment for an additional $2 per billing cycle. Five 200 kWh blocks is equal to one REC. All purchases will be billed and appear on the customer’s monthly CWLP electric bill. CWLP will send each customer a certificate showing the quantity and a proof of purchase for their RECs annually.

3Degrees, the REC provider for this program attests to the validity of each REC purchased and is audited by an independent third party accounting firm.

This program is not designed to increase CWLP revenue, but to give customers the opportunity to contribute to the growth of renewable energy at a reasonable cost. REC purchases are funded completely by customers via this program, not CWLP.

Signing up to enroll in the program can be done in person or over the phone by contacting the CWLP Energy Services Office at 789-2070 or via The CWLP Energy Experts can assist customers in calculating their monthly average usage if a customer wishes to be 100% green, although the customer may choose to purchase as many or as few blocks as they wish.

Become a Project RELIEF contributor

Each year a number of Springfield families have trouble paying their basic household bills. And things can get even tougher during the winter when home heating costs are added in.

Through Project RELIEF, you can add $1 or more to your monthly CWLP bill to provide payment assistance to families during the winter heating season.

It’s easy. All you have to do is complete the online form. Or you can make a one-time donation of any amount by sending your check or money order to:

Project RELIEF
Fifth Street Renaissance
1315 N. 5th Street
Springfield, IL 62702

Fifth Street Renaissance is a local social services agency that administers the Project RELIEF program for CWLP.

100% of your contribution will be used to help CWLP customers cover their winter utility costs. Your contribution is tax-deductible.

Who Can Qualify for Project RELIEF?

To qualify for Project RELIEF assistance, you must have: a total household income for the previous 90 days of no more than 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (see the table below); applied for help from LIHEAP (535-3120); a past-due CWLP bill; not received Project RELIEF assistance in 2016-2017; and exhausted all other assistance sources. You may also be required to cover a portion of your past-due CWLP bill.

If you would like to participate in CWLP Project RELIEF, the first step in applying to the program is to call 789-2414 on December 1 or soon thereafter. If you meet minimum eligibility requirements, you will be scheduled for an appointment with Fifth Street Renaissance.

Thank You.

More Info: or 217.789.2030

Laketown Elementary Students Help CWLP With Water Conservation Tips Read More   

In CWLP’s fourth annual water conservation poster contest, Springfield’s Laketown Elementary Students put their best artwork forward to show water conservation tips. The students also learned about protecting and conserving water from the utility’s Energy Services Office. The following students are being recognized for their excellent poster art work.

1st Place – Jacey Walden, 1st Grade

2nd Place - Aliyah Westerfield, 1st Grade

3rd Place – Jaylie Williams, 1st Grade

1st Place TIE -Cindy Pinkley, 3rd Grade

1st Place TIE - Kamryn Hoffman, 3rd Grade

2nd Place – Zyeire Rye, 3rd Grade

3rd Place – Isaiah Smith, 3rd Grade