Data Center and Telecom Incentives

Take a Byte Out of Energy Waste

Your business or organization can save on operating expenses by minimizing unnecessary power consumption and implementing energy-efficient upgrades in your facility. From large data centers to smaller IT rooms, Ameren Illinois can provide cash incentives to increase energy efficiency and take a "byte" out of your energy costs. Due to having 24/7 cooling loads, these spaces provide unique opportunities for HVAC savings as well!

Cash incentives are available for a variety of Data Center projects, including:

  • Airflow management

  • Variable frequency drive (VFD) installs

  • HVAC adjustments

  • Lighting upgrades

  • Server virtualization

  • Thin client conversion

  • Uninterruptible power supply

  • Rectifier upgrades

Curious how you fit in? Check out the table below to see opportunities that may be specific to your facility.

Data Center Type Opportunities Square Footage Average Servers Per Location
Utility Scale HVAC Upgrades, Server Upgrades, Virtualization >100,000 515
Enterprise HVAC Upgrades, Server Upgrades, Virtualization >5,000 515
Localized HVAC Upgrades, Server Upgrades, Virtualization 500-5,000 54
Server Room/Closet Server Upgrades, Virtualization <500 2-3

Source: https://www.energystar.gov/sites/default/files/asset/document/ES_Data_Center_Utility_Guide.pdf

How to Get Cash Incentives

It’s simple to get started. Visit the equipment incentive page of your choice and you can:

  • Get general information on the program
  • View answers to frequently asked questions
  • Determine eligibility
  • Get details on cash incentives
  • Apply for incentives (pre-approval required for all Custom projects and requests exceeding $10,000)
  • Submit required final paperwork to the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program