May 2017 NEWS

Public Sector Energy Efficiency Incentives

The deadline to submit a Final application to your DCEO project manager is May 8 , 2017. 

The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) will be closing their energy efficiency program on May 31, 2017. The investor owned utilities are planning to continue DCEO's programs until the end of this year, but are currently waiting for Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approval to allow the utilities to extend these programs. The ICC is expected to rule on this petition in late May after which time there will be a formal announcement details on the incentive application process.

To contact your utility with Public Sector Energy Efficiency questions, please use the following contact information:


Newsletter changes
This is the last issue of the Illinois Energy Now newsletter. Beginning in June, the newsletter will restart as the SEDAC Newsletter, containing program information, event announcements, articles on energy efficiency strategies, and more.  Keep an eye out! 

SEDAC services
SEDAC is continuing services. Apply now for services and programs being offered June 1-December 31, 2017. 
  • Quick advice at 800.214.7954 or
  • Energy Assessments
  • Follow up implementation assistance
  • Retro-commissioning
  • New Construction assistance
  • Public Sector Enhanced HVAC Optimization Program

Reducing Energy Costs through Retro-Commissioning
Is your operations and maintenance budget tight? Are you constantly fighting maintenance fires? SEDAC recommends retro-commissioning to ensure that equipment and systems are operated and maintained at optimal efficiency. Retro-commissioning offers significant energy cost savings at a relatively low cost, increases building comfort, and can give you peace of mind, knowing that the building will require fewer stressful service calls. Read more...
News from the Utilities

Ameren Illinois is offering public sector webinars on May 24, 25, and 31

Coming this June: The 2017 Ameren Illinois Business Symposium! 

The 2017 Ameren Illinois Business Symposium is your one-stop shop for energy efficiency - making it easy for your business or organization to learn about the latest technologies, connect with trusted energy professionals, and gain additional financial incentives to move your next project forward.

Wed., June 7, 2017 | Crowne Plaza
(300 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield IL 62703)
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.: Registration, Breakfast, & Exhibitor Viewing
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Symposium Event

 At the Symposium, you will:
  • Be the first to learn about Ameren's newest program offerings and incentives to move your projects forward
  • Attend breakout sessions designed to help you learn how to implement energy-saving ideas
  • Receive a 15% bonus coupon that could be worth thousands of dollars in additional incentives
  • Get the opportunity to interact with trusted Program Allies who can assist you with your project
  • Meet program staff who can answer your questions
  • Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch provided.
To learn more about the 2017 Business Symposium, visit
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