SPRINGFIELD – The University of Illinois at Springfield will host a City Water, Light & Power Smart Energy Forum from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, October 18, in Public Affairs Center conference room G on the UIS campus. The program is free and open to the public.
Co-sponsor of the event is UIS student group Students Allied for a Greener Earth (SAGE).
A panel of CWLP personnel will discuss the agreement between the utility and Sierra Club aimed at reducing the environmental impacts of the 200-megawatt, coal-fired power plant currently under construction at Lake Springfield, as well as an overview of programs currently offered by CWLP's Energy Services Office and ideas for new programs that are under consideration. Audience feedback and other ideas for energy conservation programs will also be solicited.
Panelists will include Jay Bartlett, chief utility engineer; Bill Mills, energy services manager; Sara Wilcockson, energy services office administrative assistant; and Bob Croteau, energy services senior staff.
Those unable to attend the meeting are invited to send comments via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to CWLP Smart Energy, 800 E. Monroe, MCE, Springfield, IL 62757. Information is also available from the CWLP website at www.cwlp.com/electric_division/smart_energy_forum.htm.For more information about the program at UIS, contact Tih-Fen Ting, UIS assistant professor of Environmental Studies, at 206-7876.