Ameren Illinois (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebates (Illinois)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Illinois

Name Ameren Illinois (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebates
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Dehumidifiers, Duct/Air sealing, Heat pumps, Lighting, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount New Construction Builder Incentives: Contact ComEd

Lighting: In-store discount
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $50
Room Air Conditioner: $35
Air Purifier/Dehumidifier: $20
Programmable Thermostat: $25
Smart Power Strip: $10
Heat Pump Water Heater: $300
Tank Water Heater: $50 - $75
Central AC (New Construction): $100 - $125
Central AC (Existing Residence): $100 - $350replacement
Air Source Heat Pumps (New Construction): $150 - $200
Air Source Heat Pumps (Existing Residence): $150 - $600
Geothermal Heat Pump: $600
Air/Duct Sealing: Up to $1200
Attic Insulation: Up to $1400
Wall Insulation: Up to $2400

Equipment Requirements Refrigerators/Freezers: Appliance being replaced must be operable, manufactured before 1993, used as a secondary unit, and be 10-27 cubic feet in size.

Energy star appliances: include Energy Star Window Air conditioner; Energy Star Heat Pump Water Heaters, Energy Star Ceiling Fans; and Energy Star Dehumidifier.
HVAC must be SEER 14.5 or higher.

Funding Source Illinois Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS)

Installation Requirements HVAC: must be installed by Ameren approved-list of HVAC contractors.

Maximum Incentive Lighting: Purchases limited to 20 CFLs per customer per year

Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $70 (limit of 2 per customer per program year)

Program Administrator Ameren Illinois Utilities
Date added to DSIRE 2008-12-10
Last DSIRE Review 2012-07-26
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


Ameren Illinois Utilities (AmerenIP, AmerenCIPS, and AmerenCILCO) offer residential customers incentives for certain energy efficiency upgrades and improvements. Incentives are currently available to residential homeowners for lighting, refrigerator/freezer recycling, certain ENERGY STAR appliances, and HVAC upgrades. Lighting incentives are offered through purchase discounts while other equipment rebates are issued through rebates. Appliances must be certified as ENERGY STAR and all HVAC equipment must meet the program requirements listed on the program web site. View the program web site or contact Ameren for more information on purchasing, eligibility and installation.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Act On Energy - Residential Program
Department Ameren Illinois Utilities

Phone (866) 838-6918

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)"