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As part of the SEDAC retro-commissioning (RCx) program services will be delivered through a network of commissioning providers who operate in Ameren Illinois, Commonwealth Edison, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas, and North Shore Gas service territories and who have been trained in program protocols as well as participation processes.

Pre-qualified RCx service providers work through the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS) program to provide services to approved clients. The RCx provider will conduct a facility assessment to diagnose problems and make recommendations for minor low-cost adjustments that can be made immediately. As well, the RCx provider makes recommendations for more substantial improvement opportunities. This assessment will incorporate cost, savings, and payback information.

Where applicable, the RCx study may involve an assessment of energy savings opportunities eligible for incentives through DCEO program offerings. In these cases, the incentive levels established by the DCEO programs will be used. Measures used for program planning purposes will include chilled and hot-water loop temperature controls, cleaning of air-cooled condenser coils, time clock controls for package systems, calibration, and other systems adjustments.

Effective immediately, SEDAC will also only review Design Assistance Expert and RCx Service Provider Applications on a quarterly basis.  The deadlines to submit Design Assistance Expert and RCx Service Provider applications are as follows:

  • April 1st
  • July 1st
  • October 1st
  • January 1st

Applicants will receive a written response by the 15th of the following month regarding their approval.

More information on SEDAC Retro-Commissioning services.

Become a Trade Ally for DCEO, ComEd, Ameren Illinois, Nicor Gas, North Shore or Peoples Gas

The following organizations and utility companies maintain a list of qualified contractors who are trained to provide solutions in accordance with the particular program requirements:

  • DCEO, ComEd, Ameren Illinois, Nicor Gas, North Shore Gas, and Peoples GasĀ 

Each of these entities also has their own trade ally program.

Learn more and apply to become a trade ally for DCEO, ComEd, Ameren Illinois, Nicor Gas, North Shore Gas, and Peoples Gas.