Ameren Illinois Utilities - Small Business Energy Efficiency Incentive Program (Illinois)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Illinois

Name Ameren Illinois Utilities - Small Business Energy Efficiency Incentive Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Technologies Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Furnaces, Boilers, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Custom/Others pending approval, Heating Equipment Tune-up
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Small Business Online Store (Lighting): varies

Air Conditioner Tune-up: 25/ton cooling
Gas Boiler/Furnace Tune-up: 0.50/kBtuh input
Gas Boiler Replacement: 1 - 2/kBtuh input
Gas Furnace Replacement: 2 - 3/kBtuh input
Custom: 0.05 - 0.07 per kWh saved/year
Programmable Thermostat: Free

Equipment Requirements Gas Boiler Replacement: AFUE 85% minimum

Gas Furnace Replacement: 90% AFUE minimum

Expiration Date 2010-06-01

Installation Requirements Programmable Thermostat: Facility must have less than 400 kW demand
Programmable Thermostat: Facility must have less than 400 kW demand

Maximum Incentive 200,000 of Small Business incentive money (100,000 per project) per program year, per facility

Tune-Ups: 50% of costs
Custom: 50% of costs


References DSIRE[1]


Ameren Illinois Utilities offers a number of incentives to smaller business customers. The programs are meant to enhance performance and save money in the facilities of Ameren customers.

The Small Business Online Store is open to AmerenCILCO, AmerenCIPS or AmerenIP non-residential electric customers on Small General Delivery Service Rate DS-2. The program provides CFL's, motion sensors and exit signs at a discounted price. Purchases maybe may via internet or telephone at 1-866-845-7085. See program web site for important program information and forms.

The Small Business HVAC Program offers an HVAC Tune-Up and rebates on new HVAC equipment. Customers eligible for the Tune-Up are Ameren Illinois Utilities electric customers on Rates DS-2, DS-3, or DS-4. In order to be eligible for new gas heating equipment, a customer must be on Rate GDS-2. To receive incentives on new electric heating equipment, the customer must be on Rates DS-2, DS-3, or DS-4. Pre-approval is required before starting any project.

Custom incentives are offered to customers on rate DS-2. Payments are made based upon yearly kWh savings from implemented energy efficiency measures. Incentives for lighting measures are $0.05/kWh saved per year. All other measures receive a $0.07/kWh saved per year incentive. Payback periods for all measures must be between one and seven years. Wait for pre-approval from Ameren before starting project. See program web site for other important information.

The programmable thermostat incentive is also available to Ameren customers on rate DS-2. Participating businesses must have central air conditioning. This program offers a free internet-enabled thermostat with free installation so that customers may have more control over energy usage in their facilities. Businesses with less than 400 kW demand are eligible for this incentive. Please see program web site for instructions and contact information.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Act On Energy - Business Program
Division Ameren Illinois Utilities

Place Illinois
Phone (866) 800-0747
Phone 2 (866) 677-7950

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"