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 the Small Business Direct Install Initiative from Ameren Illinois. You can receive a FREE Assessment to help identify potential energy-saving improvements throughout your facility. From there, a Registered Program Ally will review the results of your 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.

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

SBDI Approved Allies List



Note: A Registered Program Ally will meet with you for a no-cost, no-obligation assessment of your current lighting or equipment. Items such as insulation, windows, building integrity, and power usage are not included in this assessment, and other restrictions may apply. The Registered Program Ally will then provide a proposal including recommendations for electric 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 Registered Program Ally to coordinate the electric energy saving upgrades that you are interested in. Registered Program Allies are not employed by Ameren Illinois, however they have been trained for the Small Business Direct Install Initiative. Customer bonuses do not apply to this Initiative. This offer is based on funding availability and is subject to change or end without notice.

How to Get Started

It’s easy to get started.

  • Request a FREE Assessment of your facility by a Registered Program Ally
  • Receive a proposal detailing project recommendations, total project costs, and potential savings
  • Work with your Registered Program Ally to install lighting and/or equipment recommendations
  • Start saving — it's that simple!

Benefits of Small Business Incentives

  • Free Assessment

  • Low out-of-pocket cost 

  • Highest incentives available for small businesses

  • Application and paperwork completed by Registered Program Ally

  • Installation cost included in assessment proposal

More Information

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POWER LUNCH Webinar: Small Business Direct Install Offering – May 13, 2020

The Ameren Illinois Small Business Offering features resources and incentives designed to help small business customers save even more energy and money! Join us for this webinar to discuss resources and incentives available to you through this Program. We're here to help in any way we can.

Small Business Direct Install Offering Presentation | Small Business Direct Install Offering Webinar Recording

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 Initiative features resources and incentives designed to help Ameren Illinois small business customers save even more energy and money!

Small Business Overview Handout