Ameren Illinois (Electric) - Custom, HVAC, and Motor Business Efficiency Incentives (Illinois)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Illinois

Name Ameren Illinois (Electric) - Custom, HVAC, and Motor Business Efficiency Incentives
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Multi-Family Residential, Nonprofit, Private Schools
Eligible Technologies Agricultural Equipment, Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Compressed air, Custom/Others pending approval, Duct/Air sealing, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Heat pumps, Heat recovery, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Programmable Thermostats, Water Heaters, Tankless Water Heaters, LED Lighting, Retro-commissioning, HVAC Tune Ups, Live Stock Waterer, Guest Room Energy Management (GREM) Controls
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Tank Water Heater: $150

Tankless Water Heater: $300/unit
Condensing Tanked Water Heater: $300/unit
AC/Heat Pump Replacement: $20 - $500/unit
PTAC/PTHP: $100 - $200/unit
Air Cooled Chiller: $500/unit
High Efficiency Fans: $25- $100/fan
High Volume Low Speed (HVLS) Fans: $1000/fan
Equipment Heater Timers: $10/heater
Live Stock Waterer: $75-$100
Air Conditioner Tune-Up: $25/ton
VFD on HVAC Motors: $90/ HP
Guest Room Energy Management (GREM) Controls: $50-$80/room
Lighting: $0.06/kWh saved/year
Other Electric: $0.08/kWh saved/year
Retro-Commissioning Survey: 50-80% of survey cost
Retro-Commissioning Implementation: $0.01/kWh saved for the first 2 million kWh, $0.005/kWh saved from 2 million to 6 million kWh
Leak Survey and Repair: $12/hp, up to $6,000 or the cost of the survey

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

Expiration Date 2013-05-31

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

Retro-Commissioning (compressed air): minimum of 100 hp (total), at least two compressors, and has been at least two years since the last major upgrade/tune-up
Retro-Commissioning (health care facility): facility must be 100,000 sq. ft. or larger
Leak Survey and Repair projects do not require pre- approval
Retro-Commissioning projects must receive pre-approval from ActOnEnergy. Payback period for implementation incentives must be between 1 and 7 years.See individual project guides for program requirements.

Maximum Incentive $600,000/year/facility.

Incentives $1-$200,000: paid at 100%
Incentives $200,000-$600,000: paid at 50%
Custom: 50% of incremental cost
Retro-Commissioning: $200,000/year/facility; $100,000/project
Leak Survey: $10,000

Program Budget $3 million (2008 - 2009)
$7 million (2009 - 2010)
$10 million (2010 - 2011)
$15 million (2011 - 2012)
$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]


Prescriptive rebates are available for many HVAC and motor efficiency improvements. Pre-approval is required for all rebates. The programs are available only to non-residential customers that receive wire service from Ameren affiliates under an eligible rate schedule (DS-2, DS-3, DS-4). This includes distribution customers of Ameren affiliates that purchase energy through an alternative supplier. Act On Energy Business Programs include:

  • Lighting
  • Heating / AC
  • Water Heaters
  • Refrigeration/Freezers
  • Steam Boilers
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • Retro Commissioning
  • Compressed Air Leak Survey
  • Custom Incentives

Rebates are also listed and provided based on business type. Custom incentives are provided for a variety of equipment including geothermal heat pumps and large HVAC projects. View the Ameren web site for more information on these offerings. View program documentation and requirements before making purchases or upgrades.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Act On Energy - Business Program

Division Ameren Illinois Utilities
Address 300 Liberty Street

Place Peoria, Illinois
Zip/Postal Code 61602
Phone (866) 800-0747
Phone 2 (866) 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)"