Early Completion and Made in Illinois Bonuses

Early Completion and Made In Illinois Bonuses

We’re excited to announce that the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program will be offering an EARLY COMPLETION BONUS for Business Program energy efficiency projects finished in the first three quarters of Program Year 2022, which begins Jan. 1, 2022. Your facility could receive 10% more incentive dollars on your energy efficiency projects through June 30, 2022* shortening your project payback period even further!

But wait, there’s more! If you’re an Ameren Illinois business customer who purchases and installs Illinoismanufactured products in your facility while completing an energy efficiency project, instead of receiving the Early Completion Bonus, you’ll receive the MADE IN ILLINOIS BONUS! If your project qualifies, your facility could receive up to 15% more incentive dollars through June 30, 2022, which is a 5% enhancement of the Early Completion Bonus to help support Illinois product manufacturing!


Complete Your Project By: Early Completion Bonus Amount: Made In Illinois Bonus Amount:
June 30, 2022 10% 15%
Sept. 30, 2022 5% 10%

Customers with qualifying projects will receive either the Early Completion Bonus OR the Made in Illinois Bonus.

Early Completion Bonus

How to Apply: When you complete energy efficiency projects and submit applications to the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program, the bonus will be calculated automatically without the need for any additional paperwork.

Made in Illinois Bonus

Eligibility: Equipment must be at least 50% manufactured and/or assembled in Illinois (exclusive of packaging and installation); product installation is not considered “assembly”. The project must be completed between Jan. 1, 2022 and Sept. 30, 2022.

How to Apply: A section has been added to all energy efficiency project applications for the Made in Illinois Bonus and includes the following:

  • A checkbox to indicate if the equipment listed on the application meets the criteria
  • A line to enter equipment manufacturer and model
  • Instructions to submit documentation of eligible equipment with the application
    • Documentation of eligibility must be either a listing of the equipment on the BuildingClean.org website showing that it was made in Illinois, or an affidavit from the manufacturer attesting that the equipment meets the criteria

Reach out to your Program Ally and start planning your projects today! If you need help identifying projects or moving your project forward, please contact us at 1.866.800.0747 to schedule a FREE Energy Consultation.

*This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offers or bonuses. Only non-residential customer projects are eligible for this bonus. This bonus does not apply to the Online Store, Instant Incentives, Midstream HVAC/HPWH Offerings, Small Business Direct Install projects, Staffing Grant, Strategic Energy Management (SEM), Metering & Monitoring, Feasibility Study, or Building Energy Assessment (BEA). Bonuses are capped at $10,000 per project. Project and paperwork must adhere to all Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program guidelines and requirements. This Bonus is based on Program funding and may be suspended at any time. Projects must be completed on or after January 1, 2022. Projects that had financial commitment or were pre-approved prior to December 1, 2021 are not eligible for the incentive bonus.