ComEd - Smart Ideas for Business Efficiency Program (Illinois)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||ComEd - Smart Ideas for Business Efficiency Program|
|Incentive Type||Utility Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Multi-Family Residential, Nonprofit, Private Schools|
|Eligible Technologies||Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Compressed air, Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Equipment Insulation, Heat pumps, Heat recovery, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Evaporative Coolers, Vending Machine Controls, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Personal Computing Equipment, Data Center Equipment, Food Service Equipment, Room Air Conditioners, Retro-commissioning, LED Lighting, Heat pump Water Heaters, Commercial Retro-Commissioning|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| PTAC and Heat Pumps: $30/ton |
Room AC: $30/ton
|Eligible System Size||Vary by measure|
|Equipment Requirements|| Vary by measure|
LED lighting fixtures must be DLC qualified
|Funding Source||Illinois Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS) surcharge|
|Installation Requirements|| Retro-commissioning: must be willing to spend $10,000 or $20,000 (depending
on project size) to implement identified measures.
|Maximum Incentive|| New T5 or T8 fixtures: $150/fixture |
100% of the incremental cost and 50% of the total cost
|Program Budget|| $7 million (Year 1: 2008-2009), $16 million (Year 2: 2009-2010), Program Budget: $25 million (Year 3 2010-2011), $30 million (Year 4 2011-2012), $32 million (Year 5 2012-2013)
Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) offers its non-residential Illinois customers a wide range of incentives for the installation of energy efficiency improvements. To participate, customers must be a delivery service customer of ComEd with a valid account number on an eligible ComEd non-residential rate. Electricity can be supplied by a retail electric supplier (RES) as long as the electricity is delivered by ComEd. The account must be in the customer’s name. Customers of municipal utilities in such towns as Naperville, St. Charles, Batavia, Geneva, Winnetka and Rochelle are not eligible for the Smart Ideas programs because they do not pay into the fund.
Standard incentive amounts vary according to equipment type, size, and relative level of energy efficiency. Custom incentives are based on the amount of energy that a given improvement saves per year. Custom measures must comply with minimum and maximum payback period requirements. Standard incentives 50% of the project cost.
Projects involving only equipment that qualifies for a standard incentive are not eligible for custom incentives. However, projects that involve a combination of standard measures and measures not eligible for standard incentives may be permitted to apply under the custom program. The following measures are specifically defined as ineligible to receive incentives:
*Fuel switching *On-site electricity generation *Operational, maintenance or control changes, not involving capital costs *Peak shifting *Measures installed/receiving funding under another utility program *Renewables
|Contact Name||ComEd Smart Ideas|
|Address||120 E. Liberty Drive|
|Address 2||Suite 290|
|Phone|| (888) 806-2273
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.