Renewable Energy Program

Did you know that for only a little extra green each month, you can put a lot of green back into the Illinois power grid? Naperville’s award-winning Renewable Energy Program is now in its 15th year of letting residential and commercial utility customers purchase wind and solar energy to help create a safer environment for all.

The Power to Make a Difference

The Naperville Renewable Energy Program supports the development of renewable energy projects in Illinois. Joining the program is one of the easiest, most effective ways for Naperville residents to reduce their environmental impact.

How it Works

When you enroll, clean energy from renewable resources are added to the Illinois electric grid. The electrons generated by the renewable energy are delivered to the local electric grid, meaning less fossil fuels are used. The additional charge to participants comes from the higher production costs of generating renewable energy over using fossil fuels.

These funds help to build more renewable energy projects. Non-residential customers in Naperville can apply for a Renewable Energy Grant, which is funded by the program. Grant awards are limited to the following:

  • $50,000 maximum cost reimbursement award.
  • 50% of the applicant’s total cost of the energy improvement project. 
  • The City's grant award amount and grants from all other sources shall not exceed the total project cost.

A Local Connection

Naperville's Renewable Energy Program is comprised of 99% wind and 1% solar generated entirely within the State of Illinois. Renewable power from the wind and sun is pollution free and creates electricity with no combustion, no smoke and no waste. Building and maintaining renewable facilities such as solar power systems and wind farms also creates jobs and revenue for landowners and local communities.

How to Participate

A small additional charge of $5.00 to your monthly electric bill covers the added expense of delivering 200 kilowatt hours of clean and renewable energy to the Illinois electric grid. The Naperville Renewable Energy Program allows customers to participate at various levels of support. City residents and businesses can choose the participation level that best fits their energy usage and their budget. The City of Naperville will continue to deliver your electricity and provide the same reliable utility service.

Pricing Options

  • 200 kWh = $5 monthly
  • 400 kWh = $10 monthly
  • 600 kWh = $15 monthly
  • 800 kWh = $20 monthly
  • 1000 kWh = $25 monthly

All costs are in addition to your current electricity charges. Additional levels of participation are available, and commercial customers may qualify for special pricing.

Participating Businesses and Organizations

Join the more than 2,900 customers helping to support the development of more than 10.295 million kWh of Illinois renewable energy annually.

  • Ace Graphics Inc
  • Apple Inc.
  • Astor Place
  • Barrett’s Home Theatre
  • Casey’s Foods
  • City of Naperville – Electric Utility
  • City of Naperville – Fire Department
  • City of Naperville – Water/Wastewater Utility
  • DuPage Children’s Museum
  • Edward-Elmhurst Hospital & Health Services
  • Linden Oaks
  • Loaves & Fishes Community Services
  • Naperville Park District
  • Naperville Running Company
  • North Central College
  • St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church
  • St. Patrick’s Residence Nursing and Rehabilitation

Share your opinion about the program

Please share your opinion about the Naperville Renewable Energy Program. Here is a link to a short survey about the program:

Thank you!