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Corn Belt Energy Coop - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/15/2014
Program Overview:
State: Illinois
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Agricultural Equipment, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, Room Air Conditioners, LED Lighting, Air Economizer
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural
Amount:Air Cooled Unitary Packaged AC/Split Systems: $60 - $75/ton
Air Source Heat Pumps: $60 - $75/ton
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $75/ton
Packaged Terminal Heat Pump: $50/unit
Air Source Heat Pumps: $60/ton - $75/ton
Variable Frequency Drive: $100
Air-cooled Unitary Packaged AC and Split Systems: $60/ton - $75/ton
Air Economizer: $150 - $180
Night Covers: $6
Programmable Thermostat: $20 - $25
Scroll Compressors: $90

CFL: $1.50 - $10.00
Ceramic Metal Halide Fixtures: $40/fixture
Sensors: $15 - $30
Linear Fluorescent: $0.50 - $50.00
Signs/Signals: $6 - $25
LEDs: $35 - $50
Maximum Incentive:Custom Project: $0.06 per kWh reduced or 50% of project cost, up to $50,000
Equipment Requirements:Equipment requirements vary according to what type of institution is implementing the energy efficiency measures. Businesses, schools, farms, and custom projects will have different efficiency requirements. Check the program website for specific details.
Installation Requirements:Pre-approval required for projects with incentive payments greater than $2,000
Web Site:

Corn Belt Energy, through the Wabash Valley Power Association, offers business, school, and farm customers a variety of energy efficient rebates and incentives through its "Power Moves" program. Rebates are available in equipment areas such as:

  • Air-source and geothermal heat pumps
  • Air conditioners,
  • Programmable thermostats,
  • Lighting measures,
  • Air economizers
  • Agricultural equipment.

A signed application and installation invoice must be received by Wabash Valley Power within 60 days of the installation completion date. View the program web site listed above and the Power Moves program applications for specific requirements.

  Power Moves
Wabash Valley Power Association
8415 Virginia Street
Merrillville, IN 46410
Phone: (317) 481-2844
Phone 2: (877) 653-8288
Web Site:
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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