About Us

The Energy Education Council was established in 1952, bringing together a diverse group of organizations who work collaboratively on mutually important issues. The EEC is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization headquartered within the University of Illinois Extension. Council members include investor-owned electric utilities, cooperatives, municipal utilities, educators and others who share the mission to provide life-saving and energy-saving information and resources.

From 4-H youth education to consumer-friendly web sites to business workshops and seminars, the Council seeks to meet the educational needs of consumers and the electric industry. The EECís award-winning Safe Electricity program has grown to include over 400 utility partners and sponsors reaching millions of consumers in 33 states. With the increasing emphasis on energy efficiency and environmental benefits from conservation, the Council is expanding efficiency information efforts to aid in public awareness.

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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is composed of representatives from investor-owned utilities, electric cooperatives, municipal electric utilities, and the University of Illinois Extension.

The EEC's goal is to provide a forum for discussion on mutual issues and share information/resources to develop educational programs that promote energy efficiency and safe use of electricity.


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