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City of Batavia - www.cityofbatavia.net
City of Geneva - www.geneva.il.us
City of Rochelle - www.cityofrochelle.net and www.rmu.net (Rochelle Municipal Utilities)



US Government and Reliability Organizations

This web site of the US Department of Energy has lots of information about energy for consumers, educators and kids.

The Energy Information Administration is the part of the US Department of Energy that maintains various statistical information about all forms of energy.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission provides the regulation and enforcement of federal laws.

The North American Electric Reliability Council monitors and enforces FERC approved reliability standards. NERC’s mission is to ensure the reliability of the bulk power systems in North America.

ReliabilityFirst implements NERC’s reliability standards in the central part of the US, including Illinois. ReliabilityFirst’s mission is to preserve and enhance the electric service reliability and security for the interconnected electric systems in its footprint.


Utility Associations

The Illinois Municipal Utilities Association coordinates municipal utilities’ mutual aid activities during emergencies, presentation of information to legislators and regulators of common interest to municipal utilities, and other activities that municipal utilities accomplish better as a group rather than individually.

The American Public Power Association is the service organization for the nation’s more than 2000 community-owned electric utilities that serve more than 45 millions Americans. Its purpose is to advance the public policy interests of its members and their consumers, and to provide member services to ensure adequate, reliable electricity at a reasonable price with the proper protection of the environment.

AmericasPower.org is sponsored by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE), which is a partnership of the industries involved in producing electricity from coal. ACCCE recognizes that coal, America's most abundant energy resource, plays a critical role in meeting our country's growing need for affordable and reliable electricity. Its goal is to advance the development and deployment of advanced clean coal technologies that will produce electricity with near-zero emissions.

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) advocates public policies that advance environmental improvement, economic prosperity, and energy security. ACCCE believes that the robust utilization of coal - America's most abundant energy resource - is essential to providing affordable, reliable electricity for millions of U.S. consumers and a growing domestic economy. Further, ACCCE is committed to continued and enhanced U.S. leadership in developing and deploying new, advanced clean coal technologies that protect and improve the environment.


Energy Efficiency and Conservation

Energy Efficiency Resource Central: Public Power’s Initiative for Energy Efficiency - an ongoing APPA effort to offer a wide variety of education, policy and advocacy resources and services to help utilities promote energy efficiency.

The US Environmental Protection Agency sponsors various initiatives involving energy and the impacts on the environment related to its development and use of energy.

ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. It has information relating to homes, appliances, lighting, heating ventilating and air conditioning equipment.