Ameren Illinois (Electric) - Commercial Kitchen and Grocery Incentives Program (Illinois)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Illinois

Name Ameren Illinois (Electric) - Commercial Kitchen and Grocery Incentives Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Retail Supplier, State Government
Eligible Technologies Doors, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motors, Refrigerators, Vending Machine Controls, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Food Service Equipment, Tankless Water Heaters, Ice Machines, Anti-Sweat Heater Controls, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Steamers: $300-$450

Hot Holding Cabinet: $200-$500
Griddle: $40/ln. ft. (width)
Automatic Door Closer for Walk-In Freezer: $30/closer
Automatic Door Closer for Display Case: $30/closer
Freezers: $35-$500
Evaporative Fan Controls: $60/motor
LED Cooler/Freezer Lighting: $25/door
Strip Curtains for Walk-in Freezers: $30/cooler; $100/freezer
Anti-Sweat Heater Control: $80/door
EC Motor for Walk-in/Reach-in Freezer or Cooler: $25 - $35/motor
Energy Star Vending Machine: $100/unit
Beverage Machine Controls: $100/unit
Snack Machine Control: $30
Refrigeration Tune-up: $20/hp for self-contained; $20/ton for all other; or up to 50% of service cost
Night Curtains for Open Coolers: $7/linear ft.
Auto Closers for Cooler/Freezer Doors: $30/closer
High Efficiency Ice Makers: $100-$350
Dishwashers: $400-$1500

Expiration Date 2013-05-31

Installation Requirements All projects over 10,000 must receive pre-approval from Ameren
All projects over 10,000 must receive pre-approval from Ameren

Maximum Incentive $600,000/year/facility.

Incentives $1-$200,000: paid at 100%
Incentives $200,000-$600,000: paid at 50%

Program Budget $18 million (2012 - 2013)

Date added to DSIRE 2009-12-09
Last DSIRE Review 2012-11-20
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


Ameren offers several programs targeted at grocery stores, convenience stores, refrigerated warehouses or spaces, and commercial kitchens. These programs are designed to improve the energy efficiency of lighting, controls, motor, and refrigeration equipment used in these facilities.

The Grocery/Convenience Store Incentive Program and the Refrigeration Incentive Program offer rebates and incentives on refrigerator/freezer lighting and controls, night curtains, automatic door closers, efficient door gaskets and refrigerator and freezer tune-ups. Customers on Rates DS-2, DS-3, DS-4, or DS-5 are eligible for these incentives. Several Refrigeration Incentives may be found on the Grocery/Convenience Store Application as well. See program web site and application forms for guidelines and eligibility. Customers must receive pre-approval from Ameren in order to start project.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Ameren Illinois Utilities

Division Act On Energy Business Program
Address 300 Liberty Street

Place Peoria, Illinois
Zip/Postal Code 61602
Phone (866) 800-0747

Fax (309) 677-7950
Contact Name David Gibson
Department SAIC

Phone (314) 216-1275


  • 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)"