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Natural Gas Rebate Programs


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Chicago Area gas utility incentive and rebate programs.

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Natural Gas Rebate Programs

  1. 1. An Overview of Illinois’ Natural Gas Rebate Programs<br />IL Chapter of ASHRAEMonthlyDinnerMeeting<br />October 12th, 2010<br />Shaun Dentice<br />Resource Solutions Group<br />
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  3. 3. Available Programs<br />Nicor Gas<br />Residential/Commercial<br />Chicagoland<br />Peoples Gas<br />Residential/Commercial<br />North Shore Gas<br />Residential/Commercial<br />
  4. 4. Program Origins<br />Mandated by state legislation<br />Ratepayer funded<br />Provides rebates for the purchase and installation of energy efficient equipment<br />Anticipated to be multi-year programs<br />
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  6. 6. Purpose of the Programs<br />Reduce natural gas consumption in Chicagoland <br />Increase consumer and contractor awareness of the benefits of gas efficiency <br />Stimulate sales of gas-saving products<br />Provide opportunity for contractor business expansion<br />All contractors and trade allies can participate<br />Program Sales & Marketing Tools <br />?<br />
  7. 7. Who can participate?<br />Chicagoland<br />Nicor<br />Residential:<br />Service Classification 1 (Residential)<br />C&I: <br />Service Classification 2 (General Service)<br />Residential:<br />All Residential Customers<br />C&I: <br />Business Rates 4 and 74<br />
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  9. 9. General Requirements<br />Rebated equipment must be:<br />Replacing existing equipment – no new construction<br />Purchased new and at retail price<br />Installed by a professional contractor according to manufacturer specifications and applicable codes<br />Installed and operational prior to requesting a rebate<br />√<br />
  10. 10. PrescriptiveRebates Available<br />Chicagoland<br />Nicor<br />Storage water heaters<br />Boilers<br />Furnaces<br />Controls: Steamtraps, auto reset, tune-ups<br />Hot pipe insulation<br />Roof/ceilinginsulation<br />Commercial kitchen: ovens, steamers, fryers, sprayers<br />Pool and spa covers, heaters<br />Storage water heaters<br />Boilers<br />Furnaces<br />Controls: Steamtraps, auto reset, tune-ups<br />Low flow pre-rinsesprayer<br />Note: Some rebates are exclusive to residential or non-residential programs<br />
  11. 11. Custom Rebates<br />Commercial & industrial customers only<br />Requires program evaluation and pre-approval before a rebate can be offered to a customer<br />Customer-developed gas-savings calculations per project<br />May require a third-party provider to assist the customer<br />Project pre- and post- installation inspection and measurements<br />Rebates based on:<br />Chicagoland - $1/therm saved (50%, $25k/50k)<br />Nicor - $0.75 or $1/therm saved (30%, $100k/$100k)<br />Custom<br />
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  13. 13. Instant Discount!<br />$<br />Contractors can offer customers an instant discount in the amount of the rebate and the rebate will be payable to the contractor.<br /> The benefits of an instant discount… <br />Customers reduce their up front out-of-pocket costs, while the price charged by the contractor remains the same <br />Contractors can close sales on high efficiency products faster<br />There is minimal paperwork/hassle for contractors<br />Rebate processing time: <br />Chicagoland = 12 weeks<br />Nicor = 2 weeks<br />
  14. 14. Application Requirements<br />When submitting a rebate application, customers must include*:<br />Complete application – download from site<br />Invoice noting:<br />Equipment identification and total cost<br />Proof of payment<br />Manufacturer specification sheet<br />If a tenant is applying for rebates they need to include written permission from the property owner<br />*(see specifics on each application)<br />
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  16. 16. Kicker Rebates<br />From August 15th through November 15th 2010<br />Select Measures in the Chicagoland Program Only<br />
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  18. 18. How to Participate?<br />Hardcopy Application<br />Download and print from the program website<br />Mail application with supporting documentation<br />Online Application<br />Complete the form electronically and mail supporting documentation<br />HTTP://<br />
  19. 19. Program Dates<br />Chicagoland<br />Nicor<br />Residential<br />North Shore: Through May 31, 2011, or until funds are depleted, whichever comes first (reservations required).<br />Peoples: Through May31, 2011, or until funds are depleted, whichever comes first.<br />C&I: <br />Through May 31, 2010, or until funds are depleted, whichever comes first. <br />Residential: <br />Through May 31, 2011, or until funds are depleted, whichever comes first. <br />C&I: <br />Through May 31, 2011, or until funds are depleted, whichever comes first<br />
  20. 20. Program Information<br />Nicor<br /><br />Chicagoland<br /><br />
  21. 21. Thank You!<br />Shaun Dentice<br /><br />312-755-9020 x3014<br />