The Income Qualified Energy Efficiency (EE) Advisory Committee (“IQ EE Committee”) has been established under the Climate & Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) that was passed in 2021 by the Illinois legislature. CEJA established the statutory purpose of this committee as:

to: “directly inform the design, implementation, and evaluation of the low-income and public-housing energy efficiency programs.”

The statute also references:

Emphasiz[ing] opportunities to bundle and coordinate delivery of low-income energy efficiency with other programs that serve low-income communities, such as the Illinois Solar for All Program and bill payment assistance programs.

The Committee is led by a leadership team (LT) of primarily Executive Directors of Community-Based Organizations and Community Action Agencies throughout Illinois. The LT is comprised of leaders from the northern part of Illinois (IQ-N) and southern part of Illinois (IQ-S).  The Illinois Commerce Commission provides oversight. The Committee activities are funded by ComEd and Ameren IL.  More information about the Committee can be found on the “About” tab.