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Ameren Illinois (Electric) - Custom, HVAC and Motor Business Efficiency Incentives   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/19/2012
Program Overview:
State: Illinois
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Heat recovery, Compressed air, Programmable Thermostats, Duct/Air sealing, Motor VFDs, Agricultural Equipment, Custom/Others pending approval, Room Air Conditioners, Tankless Water Heaters, Retro-Commissioning, Leak Survey and Repair, High Efficiency Fans, HVAC Tune Ups, Live Stock Waterer, Guest Room Energy Management (GREM) Controls, LED Lighting
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Multi-Family Residential, Private Schools
Amount:Tank Water Heater: $150
Tankless Water Heater: $300/unit
Condensing Tanked Water Heater: $300/unit
AC/Heat Pump Replacement: $20 - $500/unit
PTAC/PTHP: $100 - $200/unit
Air Cooled Chiller: $500/unit
High Efficiency Fans: $25- $100/fan
High Volume Low Speed (HVLS) Fans: $1000/fan
Equipment Heater Timers: $10/heater
Live Stock Waterer: $75-$100
Air Conditioner Tune-Up: $25/ton
VFD on HVAC Motors: $90/ HP
Guest Room Energy Management (GREM) Controls: $50-$80/room
Lighting: $0.06/kWh saved/year
Other Electric: $0.08/kWh saved/year
Retro-Commissioning Survey: 50-80% of survey cost
Retro-Commissioning Implementation: $0.01/kWh saved for the first 2 million kWh, $0.005/kWh saved from 2 million to 6 million kWh
Leak Survey and Repair: $12/hp, up to $6,000 or the cost of the survey
Maximum Incentive:$600,000/year/facility.
Incentives $1-$200,000: paid at 100%
Incentives $200,000-$600,000: paid at 50%
Custom: 50% of incremental cost
Retro-Commissioning: $200,000/year/facility; $100,000/project
Leak Survey: $10,000
Equipment Requirements:Programmable Thermostat: Facility must have less than 400 kW demand
Installation Requirements:All projects over $10,000 must receive pre-approval from Ameren
Retro-Commissioning (compressed air): minimum of 100 hp (total), at least two compressors, and has been at least two years since the last major upgrade/tune-up
Retro-Commissioning (health care facility): facility must be 100,000 sq. ft. or larger
Leak Survey and Repair projects do not require pre- approval
Retro-Commissioning projects must receive pre-approval from ActOnEnergy. Payback period for implementation incentives must be between 1 and 7 years.See individual project guides for program requirements.
Program Budget:$3 million (2008 - 2009)
$7 million (2009 - 2010)
$10 million (2010 - 2011)
$15 million (2011 - 2012)
$18 million (2012 - 2013)
Start Date:6/1/2012
Expiration Date:5/31/2013
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Prescriptive rebates are available for many HVAC and motor efficiency improvements. Pre-approval is required for all rebates. The programs are available only to non-residential customers that receive wire service from Ameren affiliates under an eligible rate schedule (DS-2, DS-3, DS-4). This includes distribution customers of Ameren affiliates that purchase energy through an alternative supplier. Act On Energy Business Programs include:

  • Lighting
  • Heating / AC
  • Water Heaters
  • Refrigeration/Freezers
  • Steam Boilers
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • Retro Commissioning
  • Compressed Air Leak Survey
  • Custom Incentives

Rebates are also listed and provided based on business type. Custom incentives are provided for a variety of equipment including geothermal heat pumps and large HVAC projects. View the Ameren web site for more information on these offerings. View program documentation and requirements before making purchases or upgrades.


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