DCEO - Thermal Efficiency Program for Public Facilities (Illinois)
Last modified on May 24, 2011.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||DCEO - Thermal Efficiency Program for Public Facilities|
|Incentive Type||State Grant Program|
|Eligible Technologies||Equipment Insulation, Chillers, Furnaces, Boilers, Steam-system upgrades, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Geothermal Heat Pumps, (specifically closed-loop geothermal)|
|Energy Category|| Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
|Equipment Requirements|| Geothermal closed loop: equipment must be Energy Star rated and/or have system EER of 11.5 or COP of 3.5|
All equipment must be new.
|Funding Source|| American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) State Energy Program (SEP)
|Maximum Incentive|| Retrofit: 1.00/therm or 10.00/MMBtu|
New Construction: 0.75/therm or 7.50/MMBtu
|Program Administrator||Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity|
Utilizing funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is providing $7 million dollars worth of grants to public entities (local, state, federal government, or public school, public community college or public university) for energy efficiency upgrades that produce thermal energy savings. A wide range of projects may be eligible, from equipment upgrades to process improvements. Geothermal closed loop projects are specifically included as eligible projects, but open-loop geothermal systems are not.
This is a competitive grant solicitation; projects will be evaluated on criteria including application quality, applicant capacity, feasibility of project plan, economic development (job creation), energy reduction, green house gas emission reductions, cost-effectiveness, project timeliness, and use of leveraged funds.
Overall, at least 25% of total project cost must be covered by grantee. See the program website for application materials and additional project eligibility criteria. The deadline for applying is October 1, 2009.
|Contact Name||ARRA Thermal Efficiency Program|
|Department||Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity|
|Division||Bureau of Energy and Recycling|
|Address||620 East Adams Street|
|Phone|| (217) 782-7500
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.