City of Chicago Announces Agreement to Purchase 100 Percent Clean, Renewable Energy Starting in 2025

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Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Assets, Information and Services (AIS) visited the Chicago Urban League to announce an agreement with retail electricity supplier Constellation, in collaboration with Swift Current Energy, to help meet the Mayor’s commitment to purchase renewable energy for all City facilities and operations by 2025, making Chicago one of the largest cities in the country to do so. Key terms of the contract include:

• The City has signed an energy supply agreement with an initial five-year term with Constellation beginning in January 2023.
Construction of the solar project is expected to start before the end of 2022 and is anticipated to create hundreds of jobs in Illinois.

• The City will also procure Renewable Energy Credits from other sources for its remaining power uses, such as small and medium-sized buildings and streetlights.

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