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Ameren Illinois (Electric) - Lighting Rebates for Businesses   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/19/2012
Program Overview:
State: Illinois
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, LED Lighting
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential
Amount:Fluorescent U-Bend Relamp and Reballast: $0.25/watt reduced
T12 to T8 Relamp and Reballast: $0.25/watt reduced
T12 to T5 Fluorescent Fixture: $0.25/watt reduced
T8 to reduced wattage T8 or T5 Relamp and Reballast: $0.40/watt reduced
Exterior Lighting: $0.40/watt reduced
T12 to High Performance T8 Fixture (with or without reflector): $0.25/watt reduced
Recessed or Surface-Mounted T5 or T8 Fluorescent Fixture: $0.25/watt reduced
Interior LED Lamps and Fixtures: $0.40/watt reduced
Permanent Fixture or Lamp Removal: $0.10/watt reduced
Fixture Mounted Occupancy Sensors for Fluorescent or LED Systems: $30/control
Remote Mounted Occupancy Sensors: $30/control
Wall Switch Plate Mounted Occupancy Sensors: $30/control
Controls for H.I.D. Systems: $40/control
LED, T-1, or Electroluminescent Exit Sign: $20/sign
Low Wattage Occupancy Sensors or Daylight Dimming Controls: $5/control
LED Lamps Replacing Incandescent or Halogen Lamps: $0.40/watt reduced
LED Exit Sign Retro-fit Kit (6W or less): $10/kit
LED Recessed Down Lamps Replacing Incandescent or Halogen Lamps: $0.40/watt reduced
Hard-Wired CFL Fixtures: $0.40/watt reduced
Highbay Fixture Replacement: $0.40/watt reduced
Glass Door LED Cooler/Freezer Lighting: $0.40/watt reduced
Glass Door LED Cooler/Freezer Lighting Controls & Sensors: $12/sensor
CFL Lamps through the Online Store: See Online Store
Maximum Incentive:$600,000/year/facility
Incentives $1-$200,000: paid at 100%
Incentives $200,000- $600,000: paid at 50%
Equipment Requirements:See individual project guides for detailed eligibility requirements
Installation Requirements:All projects with incentive requests greater than $10,000 require pre-approval from ActOnEnergy
Funding Source:Illinois Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS) surcharge
Program Budget:$15,000,000 (2011 - 2012)
$18 million (2012 - 2013)
Start Date:6/1/2012
Expiration Date:5/31/2013
Web Site:

Ameren Illinois offers their non-residential Illinois customers a wide range of incentives for the installation of lighting improvements. Customers must review all equipment requirements to ensure eligibility. View the program web site for all incentives and requirements.

Multifamily structures are eligible for increased incentives through the Multifamily Common Area Lighting Program.

  Ameren Illinois Utilities
Act On Energy Business Program
300 Liberty Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Phone: (866) 800-0747
Phone 2: (866) 838-6918
Fax: (309) 677-7950
Web Site:
  David Gibson
Phone: (314) 216-1275
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