ComEd, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas & North Shore Gas - Small Business Energy Savings Program (Illinois)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Illinois
Additional Place applies to Commonwealth Edison
Name ComEd - Small Business Energy Savings Program (Illinois)
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Multi-Family Residential, Private Schools
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Custom/Others pending approval, Equipment Insulation, Furnaces, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Programmable Thermostats, Steam-system upgrades, Water Heaters, LED Exit Signs, Vending Machine Controls, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Free Measures

Energy Assessments
Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)
Low-flow Showerheads/Aerators
Vending Machine Controls Devices
Pre-rinse Sprayers

Incentives covered up to 70% of the cost
T8 Fluorescent Lighting Upgrades
Outdoor Lighting
LED Exit Signs
Occupancy Sensors
Condensing Heating Equipment
Incandescent to LED Upgrades
Programmable Thermostats
Pipe Insulation/Hot Water Boiler
Guest Room Energy Management System
Boiler Tune-up

Equipment Requirements Business must have peak electric demand of 100 kilowatts or less and less than 60,000 therms per year.
Start Date 2012-06-01
Expiration Date 2013-05-31

Maximum Incentive Natural Gas incentives and measures may vary across territories.


Last DSIRE Review 2012-10-10
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

Incentive Source The given value was not understood.


ComEd, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas, and North Shore Gas fund the Small Business Energy Savings program in which an energy advisor conducts a free on-site energy assessment and provides free installation of energy saving products as well as recommendations for further improvements with rebates of up to 70%. Participants should confirm that they meet both electric and gas utility eligibility requirements, be a ComEd Customer with a peak electric demand of less than 100kW, a gas customer using less than 60,000 therms per year, and be owned or managed by a non-national chain with less than 10 businesses in the utilities’ service territory. Projects should bring about a permanent reduction in electric or natural gas use (not including new facility construction).

Incentive Contact

Contact Name ComEd Smart Ideas

Division ComEd Energy
Address 120 E. Liberty Dr.
Address 2 Suite 290
Place Wheaton, Illinois
Zip/Postal Code 60187
Phone (888) 806-2273


  • 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)"