Last DSIRE Review: 06/18/2013
||State Rebate Program
|Eligible Efficiency Technologies:
||Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Motors, Motor VFDs, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, Vending Machine Controls, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Food Service Equipment, Tankless Water Heaters, LED Lighting
|Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
||Geothermal Heat Pumps
||Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Institutional
|Amount:||Standard Incentive Program: Varies by technology|
Custom Incentives: $0.12 per annual kWh savings
Natural Gas Custom Incentives: $3 per annual therms savings
|Maximum Incentive:||$300,000 per location|
Total incentive may not exceed 75% of project cost (equipment + labor) or 100% of incremental measure cost
|Equipment Requirements:||Vary by measure |
|Funding Source:||Illinois Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS) surcharge for ComEd, Ameren subsidiary customers, |
§ 220 ILCS 5/12-103|
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Bureau of Energy and Recycling administers the public sector energy efficiency programs required by the Illinois Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS). Standard rebates and grants are available for many lighting, refrigeration, HVAC, and motor efficiency improvements. Custom rebates and grants are available for some measures not covered by the standard rebates.
The program is available to local, state, and federal governments; public school districts; community colleges; and universities that receive electricity and natural gas distribution service from Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Ameren affiliated utilities (AmerenCILCO, AmerenIP, and AmerenCIPS), Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas, and North Shore Gas. This includes customers that purchase energy through an alternative supplier.
Pre-approval is required for all grants, custom rebates, and some standard rebate applications in order to verify project eligibility and reserve funding. It should be noted that incentives $50,000 or less are provided in the form of a rebate and incentives of $50,000 or more are provided as grants. Visit the DCEO Energy Efficiency web site for rebate applicant relevant information and materials. Public applicants may seek assistance in paperwork submission from DCEO's Application Assistance Providers (AAPs).
Standard incentive amounts vary according to equipment type, size, and relative level of energy efficiency. Custom incentives are based on the amount of energy that a given improvement saves annually: public entities can receive up to $0.12/kilowatt-hour (kWh). Natural gas customers can receive up to $3 per annual therms savings. Custom measures must have a payback period of between one and seven years. Incentive totals may not exceed 100% of the incremental measure cost or 75% of the project cost. In addition, rebates may not exceed $50,000 and grants will not exceed $300,000 per location.
Projects involving only equipment that qualifies for a standard incentive are not eligible for custom incentives. However, projects that involve a combination of standard measures and measures not eligible for standard incentives are permitted to apply under the custom program. In addition, projects involving standard measures with operating hours substantially greater than the typical operation may apply under the custom program. The following measures are specifically defined as ineligible to receive incentives:
Projects that replace existing equipment with like equipment
Demand response measures that do not lower overall energy consumption
Measures installed or receiving funding under another utility, DCEO, or Clean Energy Community Foundation incentive program
Custom projects with paybacks longer than the equipment life
Please consult the program web site for additional details on program eligibility and application materials.