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Ameren Illinois (Electric) - Commercial Kitchen and Grocery Incentives Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/19/2012
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, Ice Machines, Anti-Sweat Heater Controls, LED Lighting
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Retail Supplier
Amount:Steamers: $300-$450
Hot Holding Cabinet: $200-$500
Griddle: $40/ln. ft. (width)
Automatic Door Closer for Walk-In Freezer: $30/closer
Automatic Door Closer for Display Case: $30/closer
Freezers: $35-$500
Evaporative Fan Controls: $60/motor
LED Cooler/Freezer Lighting: $25/door
Strip Curtains for Walk-in Freezers: $30/cooler; $100/freezer
Anti-Sweat Heater Control: $80/door
EC Motor for Walk-in/Reach-in Freezer or Cooler: $25 - $35/motor
Energy Star Vending Machine: $100/unit
Beverage Machine Controls: $100/unit
Snack Machine Control: $30
Refrigeration Tune-up: $20/hp for self-contained; $20/ton for all other; or up to 50% of service cost
Night Curtains for Open Coolers: $7/linear ft.
Auto Closers for Cooler/Freezer Doors: $30/closer
High Efficiency Ice Makers: $100-$350
Dishwashers: $400-$1500
Maximum Incentive:$600,000/year/facility.
Incentives $1-$200,000: paid at 100%
Incentives $200,000-$600,000: paid at 50%
Installation Requirements:All projects over $10,000 must receive pre-approval from Ameren
Program Budget:$3 million (2008 - 2009)
$7 million (2009 - 2010)
$10 million (2010 - 2011)
$18 million (2012 - 2013)
Start Date:6/1/2012
Expiration Date:5/31/2013
Web Site:

Ameren offers several programs targeted at grocery stores, convenience stores, refrigerated warehouses or spaces, and commercial kitchens. These programs are designed to improve the energy efficiency of lighting, controls, motor, and refrigeration equipment used in these facilities.

The Grocery/Convenience Store Incentive Program and the Refrigeration Incentive Program offer rebates and incentives on refrigerator/freezer lighting and controls, night curtains, automatic door closers, efficient door gaskets and refrigerator and freezer tune-ups. Customers on Rates DS-2, DS-3, DS-4, or DS-5 are eligible for these incentives. Several Refrigeration Incentives may be found on the Grocery/Convenience Store Application as well. See program web site and application forms for guidelines and eligibility. Customers must receive pre-approval from Ameren in order to start project.

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