Illinois Energy Now
The Illinois Energy Now grant program provides millions of
dollars in rebates to local governments including park districts, conservation
districts, forest preserve districts and municipalities that make energy
efficiency improvements to their electric and natural gas systems. More than
$70 million is available annually to help fund these projects. A free building
assessment to help determine potential cost saving improvements is also
available (see below).
Eligible organizations can experience both short-term
savings through reimbursement for up to 75% of energy improvement costs and
long-term savings through a reduction in utility bills.
All Illinois public facilities located within Ameren
Illinois and ComEd electrical service areas or Ameren Illinois, Nicor, North
Shore or Peoples Natural Gas areas are eligible to take advantage of the
Illinois Energy Now grant program.
What Projects Are Eligible?
Potential upgrades to electric and natural gas systems
include but are not limited to:
- Lighting equipment
- HVAC equipment
- Gas furnaces
- Water heaters and boilers
- Refrigeration equipment
- Motors and drives
- LED Traffic signs
How do I Apply?
- Step 1: Download program guidelines and application forms
- Step 2: Complete application and submit to Illinois.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Step 3: DCEO reviews application, gives notice to proceed and confirms rebate amount
- Step 4: Upgrade qualifying electric and gas equipment
- Step 5: Submit a final application with work completed and costs
- Step 6: DCEO reviews final application and processes rebate
information and application procedures are also available.
FREE ENERGY EFFICIENCY BUILDING ASSESSMENTS ALSO AVAILABLE
Additionally, we are pleased to announce that the ERC, the
Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC), and the State of Illinois are
also offering FREE building energy assessments in connection with Illinois
Energy Now and other energy efficiency grant programs.
A building energy assessment helps agencies determine the
amount of energy savings that will result from energy efficiency improvements.
A team of engineers and architects will provide technical advice on cost saving
energy efficiency measures that include an analysis of historic energy
consumption, a site visit with your agency's building maintenance personnel to
review facility equipment and construction, and delivery of a final report with
energy efficiency recommendations. This report will discuss energy and cost
savings opportunities, recommendations for implementing the projects, and
identify grants funds that may be available. While the goal of the program is
full implementation of the recommendations in the report, there is no
obligation to do so.
Over the past seven years, this program has identified more
- $37,300,000 in annual energy savings
- 14,000,000 therms in annual natural gas savings
- 263,000,000 kWh in annual electrical savings
- 51,000 kW in annual demand reduction
- 79,600 tons of annual CO2 savings
The services provided through this program are
sponsored by DCEO, in partnership with ComEd, Ameren Illinois Utilities,
Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas, and Nicor. The program provides valuable services
at no cost. For more information contact Steve Wallon, at the Energy Resources
Center by calling 312/355-1389 or emailing email@example.com.
GAS BOILER TUNE-UP PROGRAM
THE PUBLIC SECTOR
Governments, Municipal Corporations, Public School Districts,
Colleges, Public Universities & State/Federal Facilities)
The Illinois Department
of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is offering:
for a boiler tune-up ($0.50/kBtuh)
$200-$600for each failed steam trap replaced
$8-$20/ftof pipe insulation replaced
Up to $1,500 for boiler reset controls ($0.75/kBtuh)
$3.00/Therm saved for Parallel Positioning Control System (PPC)
how to save energy and money by improving your boiler
operations and safety
July 25th, 2013
- 3:00PM CST
Brian Katamay 312-355-2019 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in becoming a DCEO Trade Ally?