Utilities

IHP: New Year, New Funding, Same Program

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Okay, it might not be January 1, but it is the start of a new Illinois Home Performance program year, and we're happy to ring in a new year with supporters like you. We want to take the time to thank you all for supporting our efforts to spread the benefits of home performance throughout the state of Illinois.

We want to ensure you all that our efforts will not stop due to recent changes with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Energy and Recycling Office. While we are sad to see them go as a partner, we are excited about the possibilities to partner with other funders in the future.

Michigan’s IRP Assessment Kicks Off this Week

The MPSC’s IRP Authority

One big story coming out of the Michigan energy package enacted this past December is the significant authority given to the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) on a number of critically important facets of energy policy analysis, administration and implementation.

What Does Illinois’ New Energy Bill Mean for Energy Efficiency?

After more than two years of legislative proposals and negotiations, on Wednesday, December 7, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law the Future Energy Jobs Bill (SB 2814). The bill, which contains support for renewable energy, nuclear energy and energy efficiency, was passed by the Illinois legislature on December 1, the last day of veto session, with bipartisan support and will take effect June 1, 2017.

2016 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference Recap

On February 24-26, more than 650 energy professionals (a new attendance record!) gathered at the Chicago Hilton & Towers to discuss energy efficiency, the utility industry, benefits to economic development, industrial efficiency and the potential impact of state and federal regulations at the 14th annual Midwest Energy Solutions Conference. With experts and business leaders from around the globe, MES was an unparalleled opportunity to network, swap best practices and plot the future of the energy efficiency community.

This year’s MES conference tackled critical questions like: