Illinois Energy Sources
Illinois passed the Electric Service Customer Choice and Rate Relief Law in 1997 that deregulated the state’s energy market and allowed electricity price competition between energy providers. IL has two major utilities, ComEd and Ameren, that supply the vast majority of the state’s energy. Below you will find Illinois’ energy usage, energy production, current electricity rates and solar energy information.
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Solar Score for Illinois
Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Illinois residents and businesses of 33/100. The score is based on on a combination of factors including how much sun the area receives, roof space and obstacles that may obstruct the sun, electricity generation needed to be cost-effective, and more. Here is a description of each section of the solar score graph:
- Red = “Not Viable” meaning a solar installation would not be cost-effective.
- Yellow = “Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself over time.
- Green = “Very Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself quickly and has large savings potential.
Sources for Illinois
Here are the current energy sources produced by the state of Illinois.
- IL is the Midwest leader in coal harvest and transportation
- Illinois is the national leader in electricity generation from nuclear power
- The majority of the renewable energy produced in IL is from wind energy
- Illinois is home to 18 natural gas pipelines and 2 natural gas market centers
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