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Ameren Illinois (Electric) - Custom, HVAC and Motor Business Efficiency Incentives   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/15/2014
Program Overview:
State: Illinois
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Heat recovery, Compressed air, Motor VFDs, Agricultural Equipment, Custom/Others pending approval, Room Air Conditioners, Tankless Water Heaters, Retro-Commissioning, Leak Survey and Repair, High Efficiency Fans, Live Stock Waterer, Guest Room Energy Management (GREM) Controls, LED Lighting
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Private Schools
Amount:Tankless Water Heater: $300/unit
AC/Heat Pump Replacement: $50 - $500/unit
PTAC/PTHP: $10-$35/unit
Air Cooled Chiller: $500/unit
High Efficiency Fans: $25- $100/fan
High Volume Low Speed (HVLS) Fans: $1000/fan
Equipment Heater Timers: $10/heater
Live Stock Waterer: $75-$100
VFD on HVAC Motors: $100/ HP
Guest Room Energy Management (GREM) Controls: $45-$55/unit
Custom Lighting: $0.06/kWh saved/year
Other Electric: $0.07/kWh saved/year
Retro-Commissioning Survey: 70-80% of survey cost
Retro Commissioning Implementation: $0.02/kWh saved
Leak Survey and Repair: $12/hp, up to $10,000
Maximum Incentive:$500,000/project
Custom: 50% of incremental cost
Leak Survey: $10,000
Equipment Requirements:See individual applications for detailed eligibility requirements.
Installation Requirements:All Custom, Retro Commissioning, New Construction and Standard projects with incentive requests greater than $10,000 require pre-approval from ActOnEnergy. See individual applications for program requirements.
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Prescriptive incentives are available for many HVAC and motor efficiency improvements. Pre-approval is required for Custom, Retro Commissioning, New Construction, and all Standard projects with incentives greater than $10,000. The programs are available only to non-residential customers , rates DS-2, DS-3 & DS-4. This includes distribution customers of Ameren Illinois affiliates that purchase energy through an alternative supplier. ActOnEnergy Business Programs include:

·         Lighting

·         Heating / AC

·         Water Heaters

·         Refrigeration/Freezers

·         Steam Boilers

·         Variable Frequency Drives

·         Retro Commissioning

·         Compressed Air Leak Survey

·         Custom Incentives

Custom incentives are provided for a variety of equipment including geothermal heat pumps and large HVAC projects. View the Ameren Illinois ActOnEnergy web site for more information on these offerings. View program documentation and requirements before making purchases or upgrades.

  Ameren Illinois
ActOnEnergy Residential Program
300 Liberty Street 5th Floor
Peoria, IL 61602
Phone: (866) 838-6918
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