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About CUB Energy Saver

Citizens Utility Board is working together with C3 to offer CUB Energy Saver to Illinois residents. CUB was founded by the state in 1983 to help protect consumers from high utility costs. CUB is proud to continue this mission with CUB Energy Saver.

CUB Energy Saver provides tools that:

  • Create ways for you to save money while benefiting the planet.
  • Empower you to engage with your local community to help solve critical energy and environmental issues.
  • Reward smart decisions with discounts at national and local retailers.
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What is Citizens Utility Board?

Citizens Utility Board Act
Illinois Compiled Statute, Section 220 Chapter 10

The Purpose of this Act is to promote the health, welfare and prosperity of all the citizens of this State by ensuring effective and democratic representation of utility consumers ... Such purpose shall be deemed a statewide interest and not a private or special concern.

When the Illinois General Assembly created CUB in 1983, it gave the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization a clear mission: to represent the interests of residential utility customers across the state. The statute directs CUB to carry out that mission by intervening in ratemaking proceedings before the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC), in the courts and before other public bodies and by providing consumers with information and assistance regarding their utility companies.

Since its inception in 1984, CUB has been doing just that—working for lower rates and better service from the state’s investor-owned electric, gas and telephone companies. Over the last 26 years, CUB has saved consumers more than $10 billion by blocking rate hikes and winning consumer refunds. Click here to view the CUB Act, which created the Citizens Utility Board.

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) is the only organization in Illinois 100% focused on lowering utility rates. The nonprofit, nonpartisan consumer group has helped save Illinois utility customers more than $10 billion since 1984. Follow us on Twitter!

C3 is the leading provider of energy efficiency software and marketing programs to empower people and businesses to better manage their energy costs.