IASB Sponsored Program Merger Creates Illinois’ Largest School Energy Management Group  

  • Date Posted
    May 17, 2022
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The Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB), with the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) and Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO), are pleased to announce a merger of two sponsored programs to create the Illinois Energy Consortium powered by Future Green — Illinois’ largest energy management group. The initiative will help member school districts reduce their energy spending, protect them from market volatility, and invest in renewable energy.  

The new entity is a merger of the Illinois Energy Consortium (IEC) and Future Green Energy Consortium (FGEC). The IEC, created in 1997, is Illinois’ largest electric and natural gas pool. More than 30% of all Illinois public school districts and colleges are members. The FGEC was created in 2016 as a way to provide members with renewable electric power solutions at no out-of-pocket cost. 

IASB Executive Director Tom Bertrand in a press release issued May 16 stated: “In February 2021, there were school districts in Illinois forced to close due to a sudden massive spike in the price of natural gas. That volatility creates stress on the school district, parents, and students. Providing more stability with energy costs can allow districts to avoid major disruptions to learning.” 

Illinois Energy Consortium powered by Future Green will be managed by Econergy LLC, based in Chicago. For more information contact Todd Main, Director of Econergy LLC, at or (708) 738-7365.