The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated the Village of Deer Park as a Green Power Partner community in recognition of the Village’s dedication to using 100% Renewable Energy for its Electric Aggregation program.
On April 27, the EPA announced new rankings with Deer Park lining up as #9 of all communities in the USA in terms of percentage Green Power versus total power consumed. 65.4% of the Village’s total electrical usage is derived from Renewable Energy Certificates from Midwest wind generation.
Participating residents pay exactly the ComEd supply rate with zero premium for the Green Energy.
In more good news, the new annualized ComEd supply rate was announced yesterday. The ComEd base rate will decline from its current 7.175¢ per kWh to 6.842¢ beginning June 1, 2020.
The high EPA ranking combined with lower power costs are all good news for Village residents. Visit www.tinyurl.com/GreenEPA to learn how Renewable Energy works.
“We’re happy to support clean energy generation as part of our Sustainability Plan,” said Deer Park Village President, Dale Sands. “It’s a smart thing for the environment, and we were pleased to negotiate a contract to bring Green Energy to Deer Park with no additional cost to our residents. I am proud of our Trustees and Residents for their commitment to renewable energy.”