City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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City Water Light and Power (CWLP), Springfield's city-owned electric and water utility, is known as a low cost energy provider with a record of reliability. Its reliability is among the best in the nation. Outages and interruptions in Springfield occur at half the rate of the national average, according to Restructuring Magazine.

The city owns its electric generation and water treatment plants and produces enough of both commodities to meet all the needs of the community - with room to grow. At the same time, CWLP's exceptional service is enhanced by its low cost. Residential customers enjoy among the lowest electric rates in the nation and both residential and commercial customers pay among the lowest water rates in Illinois.

CWLP offers several programs to assist with the expansion and relocation of companies and to help businesses become more energy and water-efficient:


CWLP also maintains a network of more than 100 miles of installed fiber optic cable. Commercial customers can tap into the bandwidth, which provides communication speeds in excess of one billion bits per second, and that offers such capabilities as high-speed data transfer, e-commerce, distance learning, interactive education, tele-medicine, security, and high speed Internet connections.

For more information about CWLP, please visit their website below.
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