EPA RECOGNIZES VILLAGE OF ORLAND PARK FOR LEADING GREEN POWER USE

EPA RECOGNIZES VILLAGE OF ORLAND PARK FOR LEADING GREEN POWER USE
Posted on 03/03/2020

EPA RECOGNIZES VILLAGE OF ORLAND PARK FOR LEADING GREEN POWER USE



Orland Park, IL (February 28, 2020)-
The Village of Orland Park has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership as a Green Power Community. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently ranked the Village of Orland Park #13 in the nation in terms of total Annual Green Power usage.

 

“Orland Park is generating and using about 177,165,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is enough green power to meet more than 59 percent of the Village of Orland Park’s electricity use,” said Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau.

The Village was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at the February 17 meeting of the Village Board. Mayor Keith Pekau accepted the award on behalf of the Village from Sharon Durling of Northern Illinois Electric Collaborative (NIMEC). “This is a huge honor and we are proud to be recognized by doing our part for the environment by partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,” said Pekau.

“Using green power helps Orland Park lower its emissions footprint, while also demonstrating that green power is an affordable, accessible choice, said Durling. “By using wind power and setting this goal, the Village of Orland Park is helping advance the voluntary market for green power and development of those sources,” explained Durling.

 

The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that helps increase green power use among U.S. organizations to advance the American market for green power and development of those sources as a way to reduce air pollution and other environmental impacts associated with electricity use. The Partnership currently has almost 1,500 Partners voluntarily using more than 60 billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually.

 

Partners include a wide variety of leading organizations such as Fortune 500 companies; small and medium sized businesses; local, state, and federal governments; and colleges and universities. For additional information, please visit www.epa.gov/greenpower.

 

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