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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Ameren Illinois (Electric) - Commercial Kitchen and Grocery Incentives   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/15/2014
Program Overview:
State: Illinois
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Motors, Vending Machine Controls, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Food Service Equipment, Tankless Water Heaters, Anti-Sweat Heater Controls, LED Lighting
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Retail Supplier
Amount:Steamers: $300-$50
Hot Holding Cabinet: $200-$500
Griddle: $120
Automatic Door Closer for Walk-In or Reach-In Cooler/Freezer: $30-$100/closer
Freezers: $300-$500
Evaporative Fan Controls: $60/motor
LED Cooler/Freezer Lighting: $0.35/watt reduced
Strip Curtains for Walk-in Freezers: $30/cooler; $200/freezer
Anti-Sweat Heater Control: $40/door
EC Motor for Walk-in/Reach-in Freezer or Cooler: $25 - $35/motor
Beverage Machine Controls: $100/unit
ENERGY STAR Beverage Vending Machines: $100/unit
Glass Door/Solid Door Freezers: $35-$500
Dishwashers: $400-$1500
Maximum Incentive:$500,000/project
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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Ameren Illinois offers several incentives specific to grocery stores, convenience stores, refrigerated warehouses or spaces, and commercial kitchens, including refrigerator/freezer lighting and controls, and automatic door closers. These are designed to improve the energy efficiency of lighting, controls, motor, and refrigeration equipment used in these facilities. Customers on Rates DS-2, DS-3, DS-4are eligible for these incentives. See program web site and application forms for guidelines and eligibility. For projects with requested incentive of $10,000 or greater, customers must receive pre-approval from the Ameren Illinois ActOnEnergy program in order to start project.

  Ameren Illinois
Act On Energy Business Program
300 Liberty Street, 5th Floor
Peoria, IL 61602
Phone: (866) 800-0747
Fax: (309) 677-7950
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