The Citizens Utility Board has announced that Evanston came in first in its recent statewide energy saver competition.

The competition invited residents across the state to sign up for online advice about energy savings. 

A total of 330 Evanston residents signed up to participate, and CUB estimates they’re saving a total of $6,542 a year on their electric bills by implementing recommended changes.

As a result of coming in first in the competition, CUB says the city will now get 10,000 compact flourescent light bulbs to distribute to residents.

A ranking showing how other communities did is available online.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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