Energy Efficiency Can Save Illinois Consumers $150 Million Per Year
Even the “easiest of energy efficiency programs” could save Illinois consumers $150 million per year, more than they gained through electricity competition, the state’s Citizens Utility Board told media earlier this week.
“Energy efficiency programs are becoming more important because savings offered by alternative energy suppliers have shrunk or disappeared since ComEd [Commonwealth Edison, the state’s largest power utility] became free of higher-priced power contracts in June 2013,” the Tribune reported. By taking advantage of CUBEnergySaver.com, a free program the Utility Board launched in 2010, users have cut their electricity use by 4%. (h/t to Midwest Energy News for pointing us to this story)