Illinois State Energy Program


The US Department of Energy (DOE) approved the State Plan and the State Energy Program Stimulus programs were approved. The link to the State stimulus page is:

http://www.illinoisbiz.biz/dceo/Bureaus/Energy_Recycling/Economic+Stimulus/EconomicStimulus.htm


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On August 14, 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) approved the Illinois’ Energy Plan submitted as part of the Federal State Energy Program (SEP). DOE’s approval gives Illinois authority to move forward with implementing the plan, which is the most comprehensive effort to date to address the state’s energy production needs. Over $100 million in federal recovery funding will be available for grants to implement the plan.

Click Here for a link to the programs that support the Illinois Energy Plan.


GREEN ROOFS PROGRAM
The development of Green roofs offers strong environmental, ecological, and economic benefits.   This program will facilitate the development of green roofs in the state of Illinois.  Eligible projects include those where a building roof will be partially or completely covered with vegetation and soil, or a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. Green roofs will provide economic development, a carbon capture system and energy and maintenance cost savings. 

Applications due October 1, 2009.

Click Here for the GREEN ROOFS PROGRAM Application


ELECTRIC EFFICIENCY PROGRAM
In June 2008 Illinois initiated a robust electric efficiency portfolio in the electric service territories of its two largest utilities (Commonwealth Edison and Ameren Illinois).  This program is designed to fill the gaps in energy efficiency support for Illinois public sector entities that are located outside of the ComEd and Ameren Illinois electric utility service territories.  Also targeted are non ComEd and Ameren Illinois electric utilities (municipal and cooperative utilities) in an effort to provide seed money to initiate electric efficiency programs. 

Applications due October 1, 2009.

Click Here for the ELECTRIC EFFICIENCY PROGRAM Application


THERMAL EFFICIENCY PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC FACILITIES
The Program will provide grants to public sector entities for improving the energy efficiency of thermal equipment or processes.  Measures will include natural gas system efficiency improvements and geothermal systems among others.  The incentives are available to units of local, state, and federal government, schools, community colleges and universities.

Applications due October 1, 2009.

Click Here for the THERMAL EFFICIENCY PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC FACILITIES Application


LARGE CUSTOMER ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM
In June 2008 Illinois initiated a robust electric efficiency portfolio in the electric service territories of its two largest utilities (Commonwealth Edison and Ameren Illinois).  This program is designed to fill the gaps in energy efficiency support for Illinois industrial complexes and other large energy users.  These include notably natural gas measures as well as non ComEd and Ameren Illinois electric utilities (municipal and cooperative utilities, etc.). 

Applications due October 1, 2009.

Click Here for the LARGE CUSTOMER ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM Application


RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION PROGRAM
Illinois boasts significant potential for renewable power generation: wind, solar, biogas, biomass and hydro-electric production offer both economic and environmental benefits. This program is designed to  foster the investment in and the development and use of renewable energy resources to generate significant amounts of clean, renewable, American made energy that can be generally sold into the electricity market.  Facilitation of such investment in renewable energy projects will bring strong economic development benefits including new income streams, new jobs, new investment, and new property tax revenues for local governments.

Applications due October 26, 2009.

Click Here for the RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION PROGRAM Application


COMMUNITY RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM
While a number of utility-scale wind projects are currently under development in Illinois, so-called small scale, "community wind" projects are not financially viable without assistance.  This program is targeted at smaller projects developed by entities such as municipal electric utilities, cooperative electric utilities, schools, universities, local governments or partnerships between these entities to install a small number (1-3) of average sized (1 MW) wind turbines. 

Applications due October 26, 2009.

Click Here for the COMMUNITY RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM Application


GREEN INDUSTRY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The focus of the Green Business Development Grant Program is to support domestic renewable energy and energy efficiency adoption through the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency businesses and component manufacturers, producers of dedicated biomass crops, and the manufacturers of recycled content products.  The Program targets projects that develop and expand these manufacturing sectors and corresponding supply chains while improving the economy of the State through new business development.  Manufacturers or producers funded through this Program will expand Illinois’ capabilities to support further development of markets for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and recycled content products.  Expanded supply for these markets will reduce energy usage, expand renewable energy production, divert material from municipal solid waste landfills, and reduce GHG emissions in Illinois.

Applications due October 26, 2009.

Click Here for the GREEN INDUSTRY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Application


NEXT GENERATION BIOFUELS PRODUCTION PROGRAM
A number of technological improvements are now available that can be used to improve the environmental aspects and resource efficiency of biofuels manufacturing processes.  This program is designed to support the adoption of critical improvements.  Eligible projects are those that plan to adopt technologies that increase the overall efficiency of the renewable fuel production process or reduce the overall full life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of the renewable fuel produced.   Such processes include measures that:

  • Improve water conservation
  • Improve energy conservation
  • Add value to bio-fuel co-products and bi-products
  • Adopt fractionation processes
  • Utilize corn fiber conversion
  • Utilize cellulosic conversion

Applications due October 26, 2009.

Click Here for the NEXT GENERATION BIOFUELS PRODUCTION PROGRAM Application


For more info contact: 

Scott Petty

Account Manager, North Central Region

Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

100 SW Water St.

Peoria, IL 61602

Work: 309-676-5704

Cell:   309-264-7553

Fax:   309-676-5703

www.business.illinois.gov