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.
Ameren Illinois Utilities (AmerenIP, AmerenCIPS, and AmerenCILCO) offer residential customers incentives for certain energy efficiency upgrades and improvements. Incentives are currently available to residential homeowners for natural gas boiler, furnaces, insulation, certain ENERGY STAR appliances, and HVAC upgrades. All equipment must meet program efficiency and installation standards. Contact Ameren for additional information on these offerings.
Ameren Illinois offers their non-residential Illinois customers a wide range of incentives for the installation of lighting improvements. Customers must review all equipment requirements to ensure eligibility. View the program web site for all incentives and requirements.
Multifamily structures are eligible for increased incentives through the Multifamily Common Area Lighting Program.
The Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas Natural Gas Savings Programs are offering the following bonus rebates (in addition to the joint utilities bonus rebate). For both offers below, installation must occur from February 1 through May 31, 2013. All paperwork must be received on or before May 31, 2013.
'''Residential Boiler Bonus'''
All qualifying boilers receive an additional $400 on top of the standard rebate now through May 31, 2013.
Peoples Gas offers the Chicagoland Natural Gas Savings Program to help non-residential customers purchase energy efficient equipment. Rebates are available on energy efficient furnaces, boilers, water heaters, controls, cooking equipment, equipment tune-ups and custom measures. Businesses and landlords whose facilities are on Service Classification No. 2 are eligible for these non-residential rebates. To qualify, gas furnaces, boilers, and water heaters must be installed by professional contractors and equipment must meet efficiency requirements.
Owners of single-family homes, condos, townhomes and two-flats may be eligible for a free installation of new programmable thermostats, pipe insulation, showerheads, and faucet aerators through North Shore Gas's direct install program. Interested customers should call 855-849-8928 to see if they qualify.
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 Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) administers the Illinois Energy Now programs, including the Public Sector Energy Efficiency Aggregation Program. The program will allow public sector participants to combine energy efficiency projects in order to simplify the application process and implement projects that might otherwise be submitted as standalone projects. Aggregators must design a program that targets one or more public sector entities located in a ComEd, Ameren Illinois, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas, or North Shore Gas service territories.
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). As part of this larger program, the DCEO offers public sector grants for new construction and major renovation projects that exceed 15,000 square feet and produce electrical or natural gas savings through efficiency improvements in buildings, equipment, and processes.
MidAmerican Energy offers a variety of energy efficiency rebate programs to its nonresidential customers located in Illinois. The amount of the rebate varies greatly depending on the technology, its size and efficiency. Brochures that contain the details of rebate amounts and a rebate application can be accessed via the web site above.