Financial Resources for Businesses

It’s easy to find financial help for your business!

Check with your utility provider below for programs available to you.

Rebate ProgramFinancial HelpEligibilityEffective Dates
Corn Belt Energy Rebates• Air-cooled unitary packaged A/C and split systems
• Packaged terminal heat pumps
• Ground source heat pumps
• Air source heat pumps
• Variable frequency drives (on HVAC equipment)
• Room air conditioners
• Refrigeration door/frame heater controls
• Economizers
• Night covers
• Programmable thermostats
• Create a custom program
Must be a Corn Belt Energy Member and install the equipment in accordance with the rebate program.The equipment must be installed and operational on or after January 1, 2016, and on or before
December 31, 2016. *Check back for future updates
Ameren ActOnEnergy
  • Lighting incentives
  • Heating/AC
  • Water heaters
  • Specialty Equipment
  • Process steam & steam traps
  • Retrocommissioning
  • Leak survey & repair
  • Custom incentives
  • Feasibility studies
(From the ActOnEnergy website): For the electric incentives, you must be a non-residential customer on Delivery Service Tariff Rate DS-2, DS-3, DS-4 or DS-5 (each project guide specifies the eligibility criteria for that particular program). Customers on rates DS-2, DS-3 and DS-4 are eligible for both the Standard Lighting program and also the Custom program. Customers on DS-5 are only eligible for upgrades done to exterior lighting when the light fixtures are customer-owned. For the gas programs, you must be a non-residential customer on Rate GDS-2, GDS-3, or GDS-4. Customers who use Alternate Retail Electric Suppliers (ARES) are eligible for incentives as long as Ameren Illinois is their distributer and there is a Rider EDR charge on their bill.June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017
Nicor Energy Efficiency Program
  • Energy assessments
  • Space Heating Equipment
  • Water heaters
  • Efficiency Improvements (various)
  • Process steam & steam traps
  • Boiler Tune-ups
  • Commercial Food Service Equipment
All* current Nicor Gas business customers on all rate classes are eligible to apply for the Program.

*Public entities (taxpayer-funded facilities) and self-directed customers are not eligible.
June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017