DCEO - Thermal Efficiency Program for Public Facilities (Illinois)
Last modified on December 8, 2009.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||DCEO - Thermal Efficiency Program for Public Facilities|
|Incentive Type|| State Grant Program
|Active Incentive|| No
|Equipment Requirements|| Geothermal closed loop: equipment must be Energy Star rated and/or have system EER of 11.5 or COP of 3.5|
All equipment must be new.
|Funding Source|| American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) State Energy Program (SEP)
|Maximum Amount|| Retrofit: 1.00/therm or 10.00/MMBtu|
New Construction: 0.75/therm or 7.50/MMBtu
|Program Budget|| 7 million
|Contact Name||ARRA Thermal Efficiency Program|
|Department||Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity|
|Division||Bureau of Energy and Recycling|
|Address||620 East Adams Street|
|Phone|| (217) 782-7500
Utilizing funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is providing $7 million dollars worth of grants to public entities (local, state, federal government, or public school, public community college or public university) for energy efficiency upgrades that produce thermal energy savings. A wide range of projects may be eligible, from equipment upgrades to process improvements. Geothermal closed loop projects are specifically included as eligible projects, but open-loop geothermal systems are not.
This is a competitive grant solicitation; projects will be evaluated on criteria including application quality, applicant capacity, feasibility of project plan, economic development (job creation), energy reduction, green house gas emission reductions, cost-effectiveness, project timeliness, and use of leveraged funds.
Overall, at least 25% of total project cost must be covered by grantee. See the program website for application materials and additional project eligibility criteria. The deadline for applying is October 1, 2009.
- DSIRE Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency accessed 2009-12-08