EPA Names Village of Sugar Grove Named Green Power Community

The Village of Sugar Grove has been designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a Green Power Community. Sugar Grove residents, businesses, and municipal operations collectively use more than 2 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually. This is enough green power to meet 5 percent of the community-wide electricity use. This green power accomplishment is achieved through the municipality’s green electric aggregation program administered by MC Squared Energy Services, LLC. The program ensures that the power supply cost for participating residential and small business customers is not greater than the ComEd monthly published rate while providing the Village with electric supply and Renewable Energy Certificates at zero added cost to the residents or the Village. To learn more about the program, click here.

By implementing this program, Sugar Grove is helping to lead the transition to a clean energy future. According to the U.S. EPA, Sugar Grove’s community-wide green power use is equivalent to the electricity use of nearly 200 average American homes annually. Sugar Grove and other Green Power Communities are helping to reduce the negative health impacts of air emissions, including those related to ozone, fine particles, acid rain, and regional haze.

About EPA’s Green Power Partnership

The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that helps increase green power use among U.S. organizations to advance the American market for green power and development of those sources as a way to reduce air pollution and other environmental impacts associated with electricity use. The Partnership currently has more than 800 Partners voluntarily using more than 69 billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually. Partners include a wide variety of leading organizations such as Fortune 500® companies; small and medium sized businesses; local, state, and federal governments; and colleges and universities. For additional information, please visit www.epa.gov/greenpower.

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