Why Choose the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association Energy Program?

IHLA chose Constellation as their endorsed energy supplier because of their greater flexibility to help you develop energy management solutions to protect your bottom line. Teaming up with Constellation allows you to take advantage of powerful benefits offered to IHLA members. So why should you choose the IHLA Energy Program?

Endorsed energy supplier
Selected Constellation as endorsed competitive electricity supplier in 2011
Contract terms flexibility
Fully negotiated multi-year contract terms give the option to lock-in competitive prices for the short- or long-term
Online energy management tools
Free online energy management tools to track usage and billing
Energy offers designed for you
Customized energy offers specifically designed for hotels and restaurants
Full support from our team
Dedicated customer care representatives ensure timely and accurate billing services
Here for you
Serves Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association members throughout the state of Illinois
Dedicated focus to fit your needs
Dedicated focus on serving hotels and restaurants

Resources

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Sustainable Procurement Strategies with Renewable Natural Gas

As more businesses are looking to decarbonize their energy supply and implement sustainable operations, many are targeting a reduction in... The post Sustainable Procurement Strategies with Renewable Natural Gas appeared first on Constellation's Energy4Business Blog.
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Products

Products and solutions to meet your energy needs.

Understand your facility usage and utility bills.

Analytics platforms such as Pear.ai can help you manage carbon emissions data associated with your utilities, including energy, water, sewer, and diesel. Use it to generate valuable insights, such as baseline energy usage data and how energy efficiency upgrades and other options can reduce emissions.

Make energy efficiency upgrades

Energy efficiency upgrades, such as LED lighting and HVAC upgrades, can help reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. With Constellation’s Efficiency Made Easy® (EME) program, you can implement those infrastructure improvements with no upfront capital.

Purchase EFECS and RECS

Emission-Free Energy Certificates (EFECs) represent the emission-free attributes of generating sources that do not emit greenhouse gases, such as solar, wind, nuclear and hydropower. At today’s prices, these are the most cost-effective certificates available. Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) represent the emission-free attributes of one megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity generated only by renewable power plants, such as from wind or solar power.

Explore renewable natural gas

Directly reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from natural gas consumption by matching your gas purchases with environmental attributes of renewable natural gas (RNG), derived from sources including landfills, wastewater treatment plants and commercial & agricultural waste digesters.

Leverage carbon offsets

Indirectly reduce such emissions through the purchase of carbon offsets, which represent a verified reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gas emissions made elsewhere through forestry, energy efficiency, industrial process improvements and carbon capture & sequestration projects.

Procure offsite renewables

Through Constellation Offsite Renewables solutions, you have the ability to go beyond purchasing certificates and integrate energy from specific renewable energy projects in your region. Purchase renewable energy from existing (CORe) or new-build (CORe+) generation, including solar and wind facilities, into load-following energy supply.

Pursue Hourly Carbon-Free Energy Matching of clean electricity with your load

By matching your electricity use with a local emission-free energy source in real time, you can go beyond other net-zero programs to allow you to eliminate the carbon impact of your operations and fully achieve zero emissions goals.

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Monthly Energy Market Intel Webinar

This month's webinar will include:

  • The most up-to-date forecast from Constellation’s meteorology team
  • Notable developments and insights on the economy
  • A check in on the status of natural gas storage, and current supply and demand fundamental
  • An assessment of important changes in the regional power markets and their impact on prices

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Wed. February 21, 2024 2:00 pm

Constellation's Energy Market Intel Webinar - February 2024

Our Energy Market Intel Webinar Series brings you key insights into market trends, buying strategies, and outlooks on power and natural gas pricing trends that can make you a smarter buyer and manager of energy for your company.

Topics: The most up-to-date forecast from Constellation’s meteorology team, Notable developments and insights on the economy, A check in on the status of natural gas storage, and current supply and demand fundamentals, An assessment of important changes in the regional power markets and their impact on prices
Wed. January 17, 2024 2:00 pm

Constellation's Energy Market Intel Webinar - January 2024

Our Energy Market Intel Webinar Series brings you key insights into market trends, buying strategies, and outlooks on power and natural gas pricing trends that can make you a smarter buyer and manager of energy for your company.

Topics: The most up-to-date forecast from Constellation’s meteorology team, Notable developments and insights on the economy, A check in on the status of natural gas storage, and current supply and demand fundamentals, An assessment of important changes in the regional power markets and their impact on prices
Tue. January 9, 2024 2:00 pm

Fortunato & Friends Webcast - January 2024

Chief Economist Ed Fortunato holds a discussion with special guest Mike Smith, chief executive officer of CPower Energy discussing virtual power plants.

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"It's a blessing because you never know what's going to happen," Morelos said (who was hired today by the @PalmerHouse). "Excellent to have a job you can grow with a large company," Lewis said. "Pretty excited to see how far it takes me." https://t.co/xFz3T1R3NV #HHC2023
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IHLA is a proud sponsor of @ChiCookWORKS’ Hospitality Hires Chicago. Dozens of #hotels are interviewing more than 850 candidates looking to begin a fulfilling career in hospitality and tourism. #HHC2023 https://t.co/Pad2KwcCWj
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Join us TOMORROW for Hospitality Hires Chicago. Interview on-site for a wide range of #jobs in the hospitality and tourism industries. Most open positions in Chicago #hotels have a starting wage of nearly $25/hour plus great benefits! Learn more here. https://t.co/aYNeafKN6c
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"The economic benefits of hosting this convention will extend beyond Chicago's city limits and will last for years to come." We are excited to welcome the @DNC to Chicago next year for #DNC2024! https://t.co/OGiAfxhah0
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.@GovPritzker: "Illinois is the best place in the nation to visit, and now that people are finding that out through our marketing, our #tourism economy is booming." https://t.co/J0743BMelU (cc @IllinoisDCEO)
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Chicago’s numerous attractions include unique dining experiences, modern #hotels, diverse neighborhoods, and an abundance of entertainment venues. The market also benefits from its proximity to other major markets & its popularity as a meeting destination. https://t.co/PaUZUWOcKH
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MEMBER WEBINAR: Join IHLA and the Illinois Department of Commerce and...

MEMBER WEBINAR: Join IHLA and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to preview the B2B #Hotels Grant Program and answer your questions before applications open next week. Monday, April 3 at 2 p.m. https://t.co/9Y77tc01QZ https://t.co/bZYu1GHnsg
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BREAKING: @GovPritzker and @IllinoisDCEO just announced that the Back to Business #Hotels Grant Program will open for applications on April 5. ALL Illinois hotels are eligible to apply. Learn more: https://t.co/hIlpy5LqcD #ILB2B https://t.co/vyWqGJwRzI
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IHLA joined other leading business organizations in Chicago to collectively endorse @PaulVallas for Mayor today. https://t.co/VVNh6Ypa5U
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Rich  Cialabrini
Rich Cialabrini
Sr. Association Manager Constellation
Monica  Schmidt
Monica Schmidt
Sr. Business Development Manager Constellation
Monica  Schmidt

Monica Schmidt

Monica Schmidt has been with Constellation since 2007 and currently serves as the Senior Business Development Manager for the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association. Schmidt is enthusiastic about learning what drives different companies’ energy needs and helping them develop a plan to achieve their goals. Check out her favorite piece on what trends energy managers can expect in the coming future: A Look Ahead: Trends Energy Managers Should Anticipate in 2021

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Susannah Flanner
Director of Membership/Strategic Partnerships Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association

Susannah Flanner

Susannah Flanner joined the IHLA in December of 2012 and has been working with Constellation since then. She currently serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships and is enthusiastic about connecting people in a way that improves their lives and/or businesses. Flanner enjoys visiting Lake Tahoe and recommends that members attend Constellation webinars, which can be found in the weekly newsletter.

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How can the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association Energy Program help your business?

The Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association (IHLA) chose Constellation as their endorsed energy supplier to provide value to members like you. IHLA members can manage energy costs in new and powerful ways to achieve budget certainty, cost savings, and financial protection with Constellation’s full range of integrated energy solutions. Constellation also provides IHLA with educational materials and a dedicated focus serving hotels and restaurants.

Why Choose the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association Energy Program?

  • Selected Constellation as endorsed competitive electricity supplier in 2011
  • Fully negotiated multi-year contract terms give the option to lock-in competitive prices for the short- or long-term
  • Free online energy management tools to track usage and billing
  • Customized energy offers specifically designed for hotels and restaurants
  • Dedicated customer care representatives ensure timely and accurate billing services
  • Serves Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association members throughout the state of Illinois
  • Dedicated focus on serving hotels and restaurants

Now’s the Time to Proactively Manage Your Energy Budget

Energy has become one of the top five expenses for many businesses, no matter what their size. Today, more businesses are looking to Constellation to develop energy
strategies to help manage these costs. Whether your business is looking for cost certainty with a fixed price solution; access to real-time market pricing with an index solution; or a more complex risk mitigation strategy, the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association Energy Program can offer customized solutions for your business.

Constellation is a leading competitive retail and wholesale supplier of power, natural gas and energy products and services across the continental United States. Constellation’s family of retail businesses serves residential, public sector and business customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100

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Contact Us Today!

Interested in learning more about the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association Energy Program? Visit associations.constellation.com/IHLA or contact one of our Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association Energy Program representatives below.

Rich Cialabrini
Sr. Association Manager
Constellation
richard.cialabrini@constellation.com
847.738.2510
Monica Schmidt
Sr. Business Development Manager
Constellation
monica.schmidt@constellation.com
888.261.5512
Susannah Flanner
Director of Membership/Strategic Partnerships
Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association
sflanner@illinoishotels.org
312-919-0087