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Chicago Area gas utility incentive and rebate programs.

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  • An Overview of Illinois’ Natural Gas Rebate Programs
    IL Chapter of ASHRAEMonthlyDinnerMeeting
    October 12th, 2010
    Shaun Dentice
    Resource Solutions Group
  • Available Programs
    Nicor Gas
    Residential/Commercial
    Chicagoland
    Peoples Gas
    Residential/Commercial
    North Shore Gas
    Residential/Commercial
  • Program Origins
    Mandated by state legislation
    Ratepayer funded
    Provides rebates for the purchase and installation of energy efficient equipment
    Anticipated to be multi-year programs
  • Purpose of the Programs
    Reduce natural gas consumption in Chicagoland
    Increase consumer and contractor awareness of the benefits of gas efficiency
    Stimulate sales of gas-saving products
    Provide opportunity for contractor business expansion
    All contractors and trade allies can participate
    Program Sales & Marketing Tools
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  • Who can participate?
    Chicagoland
    Nicor
    Residential:
    Service Classification 1 (Residential)
    C&I:
    Service Classification 2 (General Service)
    Residential:
    All Residential Customers
    C&I:
    Business Rates 4 and 74
  • General Requirements
    Rebated equipment must be:
    Replacing existing equipment – no new construction
    Purchased new and at retail price
    Installed by a professional contractor according to manufacturer specifications and applicable codes
    Installed and operational prior to requesting a rebate

  • PrescriptiveRebates Available
    Chicagoland
    Nicor
    Storage water heaters
    Boilers
    Furnaces
    Controls: Steamtraps, auto reset, tune-ups
    Hot pipe insulation
    Roof/ceilinginsulation
    Commercial kitchen: ovens, steamers, fryers, sprayers
    Pool and spa covers, heaters
    Storage water heaters
    Boilers
    Furnaces
    Controls: Steamtraps, auto reset, tune-ups
    Low flow pre-rinsesprayer
    Note: Some rebates are exclusive to residential or non-residential programs
  • Custom Rebates
    Commercial & industrial customers only
    Requires program evaluation and pre-approval before a rebate can be offered to a customer
    Customer-developed gas-savings calculations per project
    May require a third-party provider to assist the customer
    Project pre- and post- installation inspection and measurements
    Rebates based on:
    Chicagoland - $1/therm saved (50%, $25k/50k)
    Nicor - $0.75 or $1/therm saved (30%, $100k/$100k)
    Custom
  • Instant Discount!
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    Contractors can offer customers an instant discount in the amount of the rebate and the rebate will be payable to the contractor.
    The benefits of an instant discount…
    Customers reduce their up front out-of-pocket costs, while the price charged by the contractor remains the same
    Contractors can close sales on high efficiency products faster
    There is minimal paperwork/hassle for contractors
    Rebate processing time:
    Chicagoland = 12 weeks
    Nicor = 2 weeks
  • Application Requirements
    When submitting a rebate application, customers must include*:
    Complete application – download from site
    Invoice noting:
    Equipment identification and total cost
    Proof of payment
    Manufacturer specification sheet
    If a tenant is applying for rebates they need to include written permission from the property owner
    *(see specifics on each application)
  • Kicker Rebates
    From August 15th through November 15th 2010
    Select Measures in the Chicagoland Program Only
  • How to Participate?
    Hardcopy Application
    Download and print from the program website
    Mail application with supporting documentation
    Online Application
    Complete the form electronically and mail supporting documentation
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  • Program Dates
    Chicagoland
    Nicor
    Residential
    North Shore: Through May 31, 2011, or until funds are depleted, whichever comes first (reservations required).
    Peoples: Through May31, 2011, or until funds are depleted, whichever comes first.
    C&I:
    Through May 31, 2010, or until funds are depleted, whichever comes first.
    Residential:
    Through May 31, 2011, or until funds are depleted, whichever comes first.
    C&I:
    Through May 31, 2011, or until funds are depleted, whichever comes first
  • Program Information
    Nicor
    www.nicorgasrebates.com
    Chicagoland
    www.chicagolandrebates.com
  • Thank You!
    Shaun Dentice
    sdentice@rsgrp.com
    312-755-9020 x3014