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    During a Tuesday news conference, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announces a deal to supply 24 percent of the county’s electricity using a new solar plant near Springfield beginning in 2025. [Office of the President]

    County officials announced the county’s first power purchase agreement with a new solar energy facility Tuesday. The agreement to supply solar energy to the county is expected to make a dent toward achieving the county’s clean energy goals.  

    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced the deal to purchase electricity from the Double Black Diamond Solar farm during a news conference joined by Jamie Meyers, deputy chief for the County Bureau of Asset Management, County Chief Sustainability Officer Deborah Stone, Comm. Maggie Trevor (D-9) and Comm. Frank Aguilar (D-16).  

    Officials from Swift Current Energy and Constellation Energy, the developer of the solar site and retail supplier respectively, were also present.  

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