K-12 Outreach

Northern Illinois is home to almost 3,000 K-12 schools that serve both large population centers and rural areas. These schools fall into roughly 470 school districts. Combined, these schools have about 2,220 GWh of annual energy use with the average school using around 444,000 kWh of usage per year. The typical school could reduce energy usage and costs by an average of 25% if they implement energy efficiency improvements.

What We Do

As an outreach service provider for public sector schools in ComEd territory, MEEA is tasked with marketing and outreach to provide education to schools about energy efficiency programs and assistance with incentive applications.

Our Impact

In partnership with Energy Resource Center, MEEA supported dozens of schools in 2021 with projects that will save 8.5 million kWh and has seen similar results in previous years.

If you are interested in learning more about ways your school can save energy, please contact, Kathryn Eggers at keggers@mwalliance.org.