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Ameren Illinois (Gas) - Business Efficiency Incentives   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/19/2012
Program Overview:
State: Illinois
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Heat recovery, Programmable Thermostats, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Food Service Equipment, Retro-commissioning
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Multi-Family Residential, Private Schools
Amount:Custom: $1.20/therm saved/yr
Steamers: $300-$1200
Fryer: $400
Griddle: $50/ln. ft.
Ovens: custom
Storage Water Heaters: $150/unit
Tankless Water Heater: $300/unit
Gas Boiler/Furnace Replacement: $400 - $6,000
Gas Furnace Replacement: $200 - $800/unit
Gas Boiler Tune-Up: $100 - $2400
Steam Trap Survey (HVAC): $30/trap (<=15 psig)
Steam Trap Repair / Replacement (HVAC): $100/trap (<=15 psig)
Steam Trap Survey (Industrial Process): $30-$50/trap
Steam Trap Repair / Replacement (Industrial Process): $100-$400/trap
Maximum Incentive:General: $600,000
Installation Requirements:All projects over $10,000 must receive pre-approval from Ameren Illinois
Retro-Commissioning (Healthcare facility) must be 100,000 sq. ft. or larger
Program Budget:$3 million (2011-2012); $4 million (2012-2013)
Start Date:6/1/2012
Expiration Date:5/31/2013
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Ameren Illinois offers several incentive programs that include efficient natural gas technologies. The programs are available only to non-residential customers that receive natural gas service from Ameren Illinois affiliates. The HVAC/Water Heater Incentive Program offers incentives on furnace and boiler tune-ups, furnace and boiler replacements, and water heaters. Several measures may also be found on the Commercial Kitchen, Agriculture and Lodging applications.

The Commercial Kitchen Incentive Program offers incentives on steamers, griddles, fryers, and other commercial kitchen equipment. Several measures may also be found on the Grocery and Lodging applications as well. The Steam Trap /Process Steam Incentive Program offers incentives on steam trap surveys and replacements for HVAC and industrial process systems.

The Health care Retro-Commissioning is mean to help healthcare facilities improve lighting, HVAC operations, HVAC setpoints and controls. This program also offsets approximately 50%-80% of the discovery phase in tune-up projects. Health care facilities must be 100,000 sq. ft. or larger. See program web site to access important information and applications. Customers should wait for pre-approval from Ameren before starting project any project over $10,000. See program web site for other important information.

See program web site and application forms for guidelines and eligibility. Customers on Delivery Service Rates GDS-2, GDS-3, GDS-4, or GDS-5 are eligible for these incentives. Customers must receive pre-approval from ActOnEnergy in order to start projects if the incentive request is greater than $10,000.

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