Peoples Gas - Commercial & Industrial Prescriptive Rebate Program (Illinois)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Illinois
Additional Place applies to Peoples Gas,
Name Peoples Gas - Commercial and Industrial Prescriptive Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Custom/Others pending approval, Equipment Insulation, Furnaces, Programmable Thermostats, Steam-system upgrades, Water Heaters, Commercial Cooking Equipment, Equipment Tune-up, Infrared Heaters
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Steam Traps (Low Pressure): $60/unit

Steam Traps (High Pressure): $150/unit
Industrial/Process Steam Trap (Low Pressure): $150
Industrial/Process Steam Trap (High Pressure): $200
HVAC Steam Trap Test: $5/unit surveyed
Condensing Unit Heater: $2/MBH
Boilers: $2 - $6.67/MBH
Boiler Cutout/Reset Control: $250
Boiler/Burner Tune-Up: $0.40/MBH
Pipe Insulation: $2 - $8
Furnaces: $225 - $400/unit
Infrared Heaters: $4/MBH
Gas Water Heater: $150 - $200
Indirect Water Heater: $200
Tankless Water Heater: $100
Programmable Thermostat: $40/unit
Indoor Pool/Spa Cover: $1.25/sq. ft.
Food Service Equipment: $200 - $1,000
Custom Measures: Buydown to 1 year payback, 50% of incremental cost or $1/therm saved in first year, whichever is less

Equipment Requirements Boilers: 85% efficiency or greater

Furnaces: 92% efficiency or greater
Condensing Unit Heaters: 90% efficiency or greater
Gas Water Heater: .67 (standard); 90% TE (large)
Indirect Water Heater: 85% TE or 90% AFUE
Tankless Water Heater: .82 EF

Expiration Date 2013-05-31

Maximum Incentive Commercial Prescriptive Incentives: 50,000/project; 100,000/customer per year

Commercial Custom Incentives: 100,000/project; 250,000/customer per year

Program Administrator Peoples Gas

References DSIRE[1]


Peoples Gas offers the Chicagoland Natural Gas Savings Program to help non-residential customers purchase energy efficient equipment. Rebates are available on energy efficient furnaces, boilers, water heaters, controls, cooking equipment, equipment tune-ups and custom measures. Businesses and landlords whose facilities are on Service Classification No. 2 are eligible for these non-residential rebates. To qualify, gas furnaces, boilers, and water heaters must be installed by professional contractors and equipment must meet efficiency requirements. A full list of eligible equipment and instructions on how to apply for rebates can be found on the Chicagoland Natural Gas Savings Program web site. Applications must be made no later than 60 days after the equipment purchase date. Contact Peoples Gas for additional information on this program.

The Chicagoland Natural Gas Savings Program is funded by customers of Peoples Gas, through a line item on the bill called the Enhanced Efficiency Program. The Program is guided by Peoples Gas, the Citizen's Utility Board, the City of Chicago Department of Environment, the Environmental Law and Policy Center, and the Illinois Attorney General's Office.

Contact Name C&I Prescriptive Rebate Program
Division Peoples Gas / North Shore Gas
Address 5450 N. Cumberland Ave., Ste 125
Place Chicago, Illinois
Zip/Postal Code 60656
Phone (855) 849-8928


  • 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)"