Operation Optimization

Retro Commissioning Incentives

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.

Compressed Air

This incentive offering is designed to help manufacturing and industrial customers optimize the operation of their compressed air systems.

Compressed Air Retro Commissioning incentives can defray 90% 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 Compressed Air Retro Commissioning incentives may include:

 

  • Leak loss reduction
  • Adjustment of an existing flow controller or sequencer to match plant operations
  • Correction of inappropriate uses of compressed air such as open blowing

A typical plant in the Ameren Illinois service territory can expect to see energy efficiency savings of more than 15 percent as a result of leak repairs alone! Retro Commissioning Surveys will be performed by a pre-approved RSP with proven experience and expertise in the tuneup of compressed air 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 the Custom Program. Ameren Illinois will continue to accept Compressed Air 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 Compressed Air Retro Commissioning incentives, please contact Joe Birschbach at 1.636.215.5096 or Joseph.Birschbach@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 Mark Steinmetz at 1.217.670.9606 or Mark.Steinmetz@gdsassociates.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.

 

Grocery Store

The Grocery Retro Commissioning incentive offering is ideal for optimizing refrigeration systems in grocery stores with large cooling equipment needs.

The primary goal of the Grocery Store Retro Commissioning offering is to provide financial incentives to support the implementation of no-cost/low-cost energy efficiency improvements (0-1 year payback) to standard refrigeration systems in typical grocery stores. Additionally, it seeks to reduce facility operating costs by optimizing the operation of grocery store energy systems.

Grocery Store Retro Commissioning incentives can defray 50-70% 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 Grocery Store Retro Commissioning incentives include:

  • Lowering condensing pressure or raising suction pressure
  • Evaporator fan control and defrost setting modifications
  • Compressor sequencing optimization
  • Repairing refrigerant leaks or cleaning evaporator coils
  • Adjusting HVAC system settings

Retro Commissioning Surveys will be performed by a pre-approved Retro Commissioning Service Provider (RSP) with proven experience and expertise. 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. Based on the size and the scope of the survey, we'll let you know when your project can begin.

For questions about Grocery Store Retro Commissioning incentives, please contact Scott Schultz at 1.309.299.9722 or Scott.A.Schultz@leidos.com.

 

Attention Contractors and Engineers: If your business provides Retro Commissioning services for Compressed Air, Large Facilities, Industrial Refrigeration, or Grocery Stores 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:

Compressed Air RSP Application

Large Facilities RSP Application

Industrial Refrigeration RSP Application

Grocery Stores RSP Application