How can I confirm my facility is eligible for Ameren Illinois' energy efficiency program incentives?
You must be a non-residential Ameren Illinois customer to qualify.
ELECTRIC PROJECTS: you must have an electric delivery service rate of DS2, DS3, DS4, DS5, or DS6 and an Energy Efficiency Demand Response surcharge on your Ameren Illinois bill for the service point corresponding to your electric project. DS5 accounts should discuss with Ameren Illinois representatives prior to starting. DS4 and DS6 service points should verify with Ameren Illinois that your service point is eligible (historical demand less than 10MW).
GAS PROJECTS: you must have a gas delivery service rate of GDS2, GDS3, GDS4, GDS5, or GDS7 and a Gas Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery surcharge on your Ameren Illinois bill.
Customers who use Alternate Retail Electric Suppliers (ARES) are eligible for incentives as long as Ameren Illinois is their distributor and there is an Energy Efficiency Demand Response surcharge on their bill. If your bill shows rate DS1 or GS1, you may be eligible for the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Residential Program.
to view a sample bill with directions on where to find the rate on your bill.
My facility previously participated in the Illinois Energy Now (DCEO) energy efficiency program. Is there a separate program for Ameren Illinois public sector customers?
Most customers who were previously eligible for the Illinois Energy Now programs through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) are now eligible for the same Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Programs as private-sector customers. Please review the individual applications for specific participation guidelines.
I pay my electric utility bill to a municipality/co-op or Alternative Retail Electric Supplier (ARES). Am I eligible?
If you purchase energy from a municipality or co-op but Ameren Illinois provides delivery service, you are likely eligible. If you are unsure of your status, contact us with your Ameren Illinois account number and we can check to see if you qualify.
If Ameren Illinois does not provide delivery service, you are not eligible to participate in the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program. However, some suppliers offer their own incentive or rebate programs; check with your supplier.
I know my municipality/co-op purchases their energy from Ameren Illinois, or uses the Ameren Illinois power lines. Why am I not eligible for the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program?
Co-ops and municipalities that use Ameren Illinois as their utility delivery service include a small surcharge on the customer’s Ameren Illinois bill. The surcharge is a small percentage of your payment that is consolidated into a pool of money that funds the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program. Customers who contribute to the pool are eligible to take advantage of the funds available through Ameren Illinois. Co-ops and municipalities that provide their own delivery service do not include the surcharge, so are not eligible to use Ameren Illinois' energy efficiency program funds. Please check with your energy provider to determine if they offer any incentive programs for energy-efficient upgrades.
I pay my gas utility bill to Ameren Illinois, am I eligible for electric incentive funds?
If you are a gas-only customer of Ameren Illinois, you are only eligible for the gas programs. Likewise, if you are an electric-only customer, you are eligible for the electric programs.