Powering Our Economic Future

Powering Our Economic Future

Supporting new growth and investment, renewable energy is powering new opportunities for Illinois’ communities.

Learn More

Powering Illinois Communities

Power Up Illinois is an alliance of pro-growth voices, community groups, and civic leaders supporting the value wind, solar, storage, and renewable energy investments are creating for our communities. Wind energy is now America’s top choice for new power. We can secure our own economic future by supporting new and sustainable investment from wind energy, and helping Illinois continue grow as a leader in the renewable manufacturing supply chain.

Learn more about how you can help Power Up Illinois:

Learn More

Illinois’ Energy Future

Illinois is a national leader in wind energy. We must act to secure the next generation of energy benefits for Illinois communities, manufacturers, and workers.

Learn what Illinois’ growing position as a leader in wind development means for your community.

  • Securing Our Own Growth

    Wind and renewable investments are driving unmatched economic development opportunities for rural Illinois. The wind industry is investing $62 billion nationwide in new projects in the coming years – including 30 new wind projects currently under review or construction in Illinois.

  • Better Schools, Stronger Communities

    A growing tax base for local governments from wind projects means a lower tax burden on residents and new revenue for our infrastructure and school districts. In fact, local schools are often the largest tax beneficiary of wind investment in Illinois, helping our schools fund new services and invest in facilities.

  • Supporting Family Farms – Protecting Landowners

    Additional income from wind provides stability for farmers and neighboring communities in uncertain times. This added revenue helps sustain family farms and provides a boost to local businesses.

  • Economic Benefits, Beyond Project Limits

    Our economy is uniquely positioned to benefit from wind. As a leader in the wind energy supply chain, a large share of wind investment stays right here in Illinois supporting manufacturing jobs across the state.

    Many Illinois wind projects are supported by power purchase agreements from notable businesses like Amazon, Microsoft, Walmart and others. Our diverse energy make-up is an important asset for maintaining and attracting new investment in Illinois from diverse industries.

  • Affordable, Reliable Power

    The rapid pace of energy innovation has made wind and other renewables the most affordable technology for generating electricity in nearly every county in Illinois. In fact, the cost of wind energy has declined by 70 percent over the last decade, thanks to improved technology and expanding U.S.-based manufacturing.

    Large power plants can shut down abruptly at any time, forcing your energy provider to keep large quantities of fast-acting, expensive reserve power ready 24/7. Wind energy is sustainable and predictable, making the energy source an important and affordable contributor to our energy grid.

  • Securing Our Own Growth

    Wind and renewable investments are driving unmatched economic development opportunities for rural Illinois. The wind industry is investing $62 billion nationwide in new projects in the coming years – including 30 new wind projects currently under review or construction in Illinois.

  • Better Schools, Stronger Communities

    A growing tax base for local governments from wind projects means a lower tax burden on residents and new revenue for our infrastructure and school districts. In fact, local schools are often the largest tax beneficiary of wind investment in Illinois, helping our schools fund new services and invest in facilities.

  • Supporting Family Farms – Protecting Landowners

    Additional income from wind provides stability for farmers and neighboring communities in uncertain times. This added revenue helps sustain family farms and provides a boost to local businesses.

  • Economic Benefits, Beyond Project Limits

    Our economy is uniquely positioned to benefit from wind. As a leader in the wind energy supply chain, a large share of wind investment stays right here in Illinois supporting manufacturing jobs across the state.

    Many Illinois wind projects are supported by power purchase agreements from notable businesses like Amazon, Microsoft, Walmart and others. Our diverse energy make-up is an important asset for maintaining and attracting new investment in Illinois from diverse industries.

  • Affordable, Reliable Power

    The rapid pace of energy innovation has made wind and other renewables the most affordable technology for generating electricity in nearly every county in Illinois. In fact, the cost of wind energy has declined by 70 percent over the last decade, thanks to improved technology and expanding U.S.-based manufacturing.

    Large power plants can shut down abruptly at any time, forcing your energy provider to keep large quantities of fast-acting, expensive reserve power ready 24/7. Wind energy is sustainable and predictable, making the energy source an important and affordable contributor to our energy grid.

Read More about Illinois’ impact.

READ MORE

Join the Coalition

Thank You for joining us.

Join Power Up Illinois to advocate for pro-growth policies that will power Illinois’ economy into the future.

Latest News

| July 16, 2020 | Solar Power World

94% of eligible students found employment after Illinois renewable job training program

Illinois’ renewable energy job training programs showed strong progress in 2019, but policy change is needed to prevent the collapse of the state’s wind and solar industry and ensure more renewable energy jobs will be…

See All News

Join Our Alliance

Take action in support of wind energy and learn about the economic benefits that will follow the growth of Illinois’ wind industry