Naperville Energy Survey

May 19, 2021

We are at a crossroads for energy policy in Illinois. As your representative in Springfield, I need to know how you think we ought to proceed with major legislation that will not only define the path we take as a state, but the size of the electricity bills Naperville residents pay each month. (See my letter for more details.)

 

I’ve set up a survey to better understand how best to represent our community’s will in current negotiations. Please take the survey and pass it on to others in Naperville.

- Janet

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Naperville Energy Survey

To our Warrenville residents in the district: You're more than welcome to fill out this survey, too. However, due to Naperville's very unique position sourcing its power from the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency, the potential large electric bill increase from the Clean Energy Jobs Act--also known as CEJA--principally affect Naperville residents. Warrenville residents are expected to see electric bill increases of about 1% as a result of CEJA.

The City of Naperville estimates that as presently written, CEJA could raise Naperville residents’ electricity bills by 20% or more. For the typical Naperville household, that’s about $250 or more per year. Most of the rest of Illinois faces an expected 1% rate increase.

 

I know that some of us are willing to pay more for renewable energy. Thousands of Naperville residents have already been voluntarily participating in Naperville’s Renewable Energy Program, which adds charges onto participants’ monthly bills so they can source some of their power from renewable sources. But I need to know how much our community values and is willing to pay for a transition to cleaner energy in order to represent us well in current negotiations.

How important is it to you to transition your electricity away from coal and toward cleaner forms of power?
Would you support a transition of your electricity source away from coal and toward cleaner sources if it increased your electricity bill by 20% or more?
Would you support a transition of your electricity source away from coal and toward cleaner sources if it increased your electricity bill at a rate closer to the increase that would be seen by the state as a whole?

Thank you  for taking the time to let me know what matters to you.

Thanks for submitting!