Village of Oak Park
United States

Population: 51878
Area of jurisdiction: 12 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e

Mitigation actions

Adaptation actions

Community Choice Aggregation
Oak Park was the first large Illinois community to adopt municipal aggregation - the ability to bundle residential and business electric accounts and seek a cheaper supply rate - and the first in the US to contract for 100% renewable energy for the aggregation period (2 years). To date, aggregation members have saved a total of $4.7 million. The contract was extended in 2012 and as part of the extension agreement, carbon offsets were purchased equal to Oak Park's annual residential natural gas consumption, resulting in the creation of approximately 20,000 carbon neutral homes through June 2013, possibly another national "first" for Oak Park. Start year 2011
Sector Energy
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status In progress
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