In response to the Federal and State Clean Water Initiatives, DCEO through the Energy Efficiency Program is offering this Addendum. The Addendum is to entice facilities to invest in newer energy efficient technology in the process of updating their current facilities. By leveraging funding from the Illinois EPA and the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, DCEO hopes to spur development of energy efficient clean water systems in Illinois.
This Addendum to the program guidelines for the Illinois Energy Now Public Sector Energy Efficiency Program (PSEE) applies to those projects where the Final Application is received by DCEO on or before 5:00 pm on May 15, 2014. PSEE applications for Turbo Blowers are not eligible for any other bonus. These PSEE incentives are only available as long as funds in the pilot program remain. All other program provisions and limitations apply.
Illinois Energy Now: New 2013-2014 Public Sector Energy Efficiency Standard and Custom Incentive Programs for projects completed June 1, 2013 through May 15, 2014.
The "Illinois Energy Now" text above is the link to the application. It is strongly encouraged that applicants save the application to their local computer and fill it out there. Do this by right clicking on the link above and then clicking the "Save Link As..." option (this option will be "Save Target As..." in Internet Explorer). This application may not display properly in some browsers.(www.get.adobe.com/reader
New Application Procedure:
1) Complete Sections 1, 2, 3, and 4 and corresponding Incentive Worksheets in Section 4 (Standard Incentive Program Worksheets and/or Custom). The Incentive Worksheets are accessed by checking the appropriate boxes on Application Page 6:
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2) Save the Adobe.pdf as a new file with the Applicant Name. Example: Urbana Public Library Application.pdf
3) Print out Sections 1, 2, 3, and 4 and corresponding Incentive Worksheets in Section 4 (Standard Incentive Program Worksheets and/or Custom) along with electric and/or natural gas utility bill for 1 month and equipment specifications. Scan all documents together and save. Example: Urbana Public Library Support.pdf
4) Attach all of these scanned documents as one attachment and also attach the completed Adobe.pdf file as a second attachment to Illinois.email@example.com Example: Attach Urbana Public Library Application.pdf and Urbana Public Library Support.pdf
• Electronic Submission is preferred or you can mail the project specific printed documents to: Illinois Energy Now, DCEO, 500 E. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62701.
• Please don’t mail and e-mail the same Application, this leads to confusion and waste. DCEO only wants to receive forms specific to your project.
Guidelines include the DOUBLE-UP NATURAL GAS BONUS through May 15, 2014, while funds remain.
||Doubles all natural gas incentives in the Standard and Custom Program|
||Final year for increased gas incentives|
||Standard Incentive: listed under Standard natural gas measures |
Custom Incentive: $3.00 per therm reduced
The SWEET DEAL
Increases the qualifying incentive by 10% for Finals submitted by Oct. 31, 2013.
Increases the qualifying incentive by 5% for Finals submitted by Feb. 14, 2014.
Projects must be 100% complete.
Qualifying incentive is limited to 75% of the Total Project Cost (before Sweet Deal Bonus).
Total Project Cost = cost to purchase + install the qualifying measures including labor costs.
Other Funding Sources you can use to leverage DCEO program funds:
Water Treatment Plants
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Wastewater & Drinking Water State Revolving Funds
The State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs, administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), include the Water Pollution Control Loan Program (WPCLP) for wastewater projects and the Public Water Supply Loan Program (PWSLP) for drinking water projects. These two programs are annually the recipients of federal capitalization funding, which is combined with state matching funds, program repayments, and bond and interest proceeds to form a perpetual source of low interest financing for environmental infrastructure projects. The SRF programs will be the funding conduit for the Governor's recently announced Clean Water Initiative (CWI), an initiative that will utilize the existing program capacity of the well-developed SRF programs to leverage funding available for water infrastructure over at least the next three fiscal years.
Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation Wastewater Treatment Energy Pilot Program Funds
The Foundation's Wastewater Pilot Program seeks to reduce energy consumption among publicly owned and operated facilities that treat waste water by providing incentives for both energy efficiency measures and renewable energy systems.
Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation Government Buildings Lighting Program
Eligible facilities include stand-alone local government buildings providing: administrative, fire, law enforcement, emergency response, public works and other governmental services. Eligible Applicants include local government agencies such as: municipalities, villages, towns, townships, fire protection districts & county sheriffs. Ineligible Applicants include public library, K-12 school, park district, college/university, and other facilities covered by past Foundation lighting upgrade programs. Annual grant application deadlines are March 14 or September 12.
How to find the record of incentive payment from the Office of the Illinois Comptroller
Recycling Fluorescent Lamps:
Click here for Illinois Environmental Protection Agency information on managing used fluorescent lamps and high-intensity-discharge lamps.