Small Business Incentives

Small Business. Big Savings.

There's no easier way for small businesses to lower energy costs and boost their bottom line than with Small Business incentives from Ameren Illinois. You can receive a FREE Lighting Assessment to help identify potential energy-saving improvements throughout your facility. From there, the Ameren Illinois Program Ally will review the results of your Lighting Assessment to help you choose the upgrades that provide the most benefits and highest amount of energy savings. 

With a low out-of-pocket cost and streamlined installation process, Small Business incentives provide you with a simple and quick way to start saving energy and money. Incentives are available for a number of energy efficiency projects.

Approved Program Allies participating in the Small Business Offering are located across Ameren Illinois' service territory. To locate a Program Ally near you, use the map feature below. You may also download a complete list of Program Allies.

SBDI Approved Allies List



Note: An Ameren Illinois Registered Program Ally will meet with you for a no-cost, no-obligation evaluation of your older lighting or equipment. Items such as insulation, windows, building integrity, and power usage are not included in this evaluation, and other restrictions may apply. The Program Ally will then provide a proposal including recommendations for energy saving upgrades as well as all available incentives and any co-pays required by the customer to implement the recommended upgrades. You may receive a call or email to determine the appropriate Program Ally to coordinate the energy saving upgrades that you are interested in. An Energy Advisor is always available to help you in this process.

How to Get Started

It’s easy to get started.

  • Request a FREE Lighting Assessment of your facility by a Program Ally
  • Receive an assessment report detailing project recommendations, total project costs, and potential savings
  • Work with your Program Ally to install equipment recommendations
  • Start saving — it's that simple!

Benefits of Small Business Incentives

  • Free Lighting Assessment for your facility

  • Low out-of-pocket cost for your business

  • Instant discounts on new equipment through Program Ally

  • Minimal paperwork required

  • A wide variety of equipment upgrades available

  • Installation work performed by a trusted, local contractor (Program Ally)

More Information

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POWER LUNCH Small Business What's next for 2020 – Nov. 13, 2019

We know Illinois small businesses, non-profits, and public sector organizations understand the value of stretching a dollar and are always looking for simple ways to save. The Small Business Program features resources and incentives designed to help Ameren Illinois small business customers save even more energy and money!

Small Business Overview Handout