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IL ENERGY NOW Communications (2/6/17)

As a result of recent legislation, after January 1, 2018, the Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity will no longer administer Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard Funds (EEPS), which support Illinois Energy Now Programs for the public sector, low income customers, and market transformation.  After that time, each electric and gas utility will be responsible for offering their own public sector, low income, and market transformation programs in their service territories. 

Please note, there are still several months left in this EEPS program year, and the Department has a significant amount of funding left in most utility territories.  We strongly encourage you to apply now for incentives for any projects that can be completed on or before May 31, 2017

As for the future, there are still many issues that need to be resolved, such as what the future utility programs will look like and how applications for projects that will be completed after June 1, 2017 will be handled.  We assure you that the Department takes these issues seriously and is working diligently with the utilities to ensure as smooth a transition as possible for our customers.  For now, please continue to submit your applications to us, and we will provide further information as soon as it is available. 

For those large electric accounts where the utility classifies your organization’s account as over 10MW, beginning 6/1/17, you will be excluded from the Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard requirements and programs  – you will no longer have to pay into the fund, and as a result will no longer be able to participate in the Department or utility energy efficiency programs.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for projects completed June 1, 2016 through May 8, 2017.  No new Applications will be accepted after April 14, 2017. Final Certifications must be submitted by May 8, 2017.  NOTE:  The application is contained in a .zip file.  That file will have to be saved and the application extracted to a new location before it can be completed.



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Spring 2014 Chicago City Colleges featured in Chicagoland Buildings and Environments, Spring 2014
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August 28, 2012 EnerNOC, Inc. : Northern Illinois University to Improve Campus Energy Use With EnerNOC's EfficiencySMART, 4-traders
May 5, 2012 Energy savings identified in Cuba, Canton Daily Ledger
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April 19, 2012 Energy design assistance center shines new light on energy efficient bulbs, InsideIllinois
April 14, 2012 Energy evaluations will help local cities, government officials, Canton Daily Ledger
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December 7, 2011 Bloomington to Improve Energy Efficiency at City Facilities, The News Bulletin
October 31, 2011 Range of free programs can help businesses find savings through efficiency, Peoria Journal Star
May 12, 2011 Macomb Police Station deemed energy efficient, McDonough Voice
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