Retro Commissioning Incentives

Operation Optimization

Through the Ameren Illinois Retro Commissioning incentive offerings, a pre-approved Retro Commissioning Service Provider (RSP) will evaluate your business' existing energy management systems to identify no-cost and low-cost energy efficiency measures that will optimize your systems.

Retro Commissioning Lite

This incentive offering can help large facilities, including industrial, healthcare and commercial buildings, optimize the operation of their existing lighting, HVAC and energy management systems.

Retro Commissioning (RCx) Lite is designed for facilities that may not have the time or financial resources to survey an entire facility. RCx Lite focuses on specific areas of the facility and identifies no- and low-cost energy efficiency improvements that can help reduce usage.

Retro Commissioning (RCx) Lite incentives can defray up to 100% of the survey cost for tune-up projects that have a simple payback period of up to one year. No-cost and low-cost measures that may qualify for RCx Lite incentives include:

  • Adjustment of lighting and HVAC operating schedules
  • Adjustment of HVAC set points
  • Redeployment of inoperable HVAC dampers and controls

A typical facility in Ameren Illinois service territory can expect to achieve an energy savings of up to 30% as a result of the retro commissioning process! Retro Commissioning Surveys will be performed by a pre-approved Retro Commissioning Service Provider (RSP) with proven experience and expertise in large facility systems. Customers may implement their projects using in-house resources, a contractor of their choice, or the RSP. The Retro Commissioning Survey may also identify capital improvement projects (1-10 year payback) that might qualify for additional incentives through Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program. Projects must be submitted for pre-approval; based on the size and the scope of the survey, we’ll let you know when your project can begin.

For questions about the Retro Commissioning Lite process, please contact Bob Ackerman at 1.309.574.0803 or bob.j.ackerman@leidos.com.

Large Facilities

Large facilities, including industrial, healthcare and commercial buildings, can optimize the operation of their existing lighting, HVAC and energy management systems through this incentive offering.

Large Facilities Retro Commissioning incentives can defray 70% of the discovery phase cost for tune-up projects that have a simple payback period of up to one year. No-cost and low-cost energy efficiency measures that may qualify for Large Facilities Retro Commissioning incentives include:

  • Adjustment of lighting and HVAC operating schedules
  • Adjustment of HVAC set points
  • Redeployment of inoperable HVAC dampers and controls

A large facility in Ameren Illinois service territory can expect to achieve an energy savings of 15–30% as a result of the retro commissioning process! Retro Commissioning Surveys will be performed by a pre-approved Retro Commissioning Service Provider (RSP) with proven experience and expertise in large facility systems. Customers may implement their projects using in-house resources, a contractor of their choice, or the RSP. The Retro Commissioning Survey may also identify capital improvement projects (1-10 year payback) that might qualify for additional incentives through Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program. We will continue to accept Large Facilities Retro Commissioning applications for pre-approval. Based on the size and the scope of the survey, we’ll let you know when your project can begin.

For questions about Large Facilities Retro Commissioning incentives, please contact Bob Ackerman at 1.309.574.0803 or bob.j.ackerman@leidos.com.

Industrial Refrigeration

This incentive offering provides cash incentives to assist food processing facilities and refrigerated warehouses in optimizing the operation of their industrial refrigeration systems.

Industrial Refrigeration Retro Commissioning incentives can defray 70% of the discovery phase cost for tune-up projects that have a simple payback period of up to one year. No-cost and low-cost energy efficiency measures that qualify for Industrial Refrigeration Retro Commissioning incentives may include:

  • Lower condensing pressure
  • Raise suction pressure
  • Evaporator fan control
  • Evaporator defrost settings
  • Compressor sequencing

Energy efficiency in industrial refrigeration systems can significantly reduce operating costs for the typical food processing facility or refrigerated warehouse in the Ameren Illinois service territory! Retro Commissioning Surveys will be performed by a pre-approved RSP with proven experience and expertise in industrial refrigeration. Customers may implement their projects using in-house resources, a contractor of their choice, or the RSP. The Retro Commissioning Survey may also identify capital improvement projects (1-10 year payback) that might qualify for additional incentives through Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program. We will continue to accept Industrial Refrigeration Retro Commissioning applications for pre-approval. Based on the size and scope of the survey, we will let you know when your project can begin.

For questions about Industrial Refrigeration Retro Commissioning incentives, please contact Rod Rhoads at 1.217.649.8897 or Rod.Rhoads@gdsassociates.com.

 

Attention Contractors and Engineers: If your business provides Retro Commissioning services for Compressed Air, Large Facilities, or Industrial Refrigeration, and would like to learn more about the requirements for becoming a Retro Commissioning Service Provider (RSP) for the Business Program, download one of the RSP applications below:

Large Facilities RSP Application

Industrial Refrigeration RSP Application