About the Energy Co-Op

Commercial Energy Co-Op


When commercial energy purchasing was deregulated in Illinois in 2002, the Mclean County Chamber partnered with CQI Associates to establish a Commercial Energy Purchasing Cooperative for its members. Since then, the Mclean County Chamber of Commerce - CQI Energy Cooperative has helped hundreds of area businesses realize long-term budget stability.


Benefits of the McLean County Chamber Commercial Energy Cooperative:

  • Increased Purchasing Power in procuring electric and natural gas at competitive rates to businesses

  • Eliminates the need to ‘go through it alone’

  • Historically, the average co-op member Saves about the equivalent of their July electrical bill and/or their February natural gas bill. When compared to utility S.O.S. rates

  • Budget Stability (no more ‘roller coaster costs’) by offering Fixed Rate energy supply costs

  • Assistance in being Proactive in fulfilling energy buying needs

  • We offer the opportunity for businesses to share in the valuable energy Expertise that the cooperative provides


This program offers FREE informational seminars and webinars about energy deregulation and valuable insight into energy procurement options. CQI manages the member education and bid phases of the program, oversees the transition of the members’ energy accounts, and offers continuing technical expertise to members throughout the term of the energy contracts.


To view information regarding our Spring 2017 Campaign, please click here.


To view a flyer containing Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.


If you are a current Co-Op Member, please click here to learn about CQI's referral program.


Learn how your business can benefit from joining the McLean County Chamber of Commerce - CQI Commercial Energy Purchasing Cooperative by visiting www.cqiassociates.com or calling 217-855-8417 for more information.