Kane County Receives National Award for Use of Green Power
Kane County has been recognized as a Green Power Partner by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
This designation puts a spotlight on the leadership and commitment to help reduce the negative health impacts of air emissions through the use of green power. This award is made possible by Kane County's Green Electric Aggregation Program. All unincorporated residents are enrolled in the program at no additional cost to the County or its residents.
Green Power is a subset of renewable energy and is defined as electricity produced from solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, eligible biomass, and low-impact small hydroelectric sources.
Kane County is on the list of the top 100 Green Power Communities.
According to the EPA, the county used 12,408,000 (kwh) of green power or 5% of overall electrical use of residents and small businesses in unincorporated portions of the County.