Nicor Gas Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Programs


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Nicor Gas Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Programs presented at the May 10 Illinois Chapter of ASHRAE meeting by John Mansfield.

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Nicor Gas Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Programs

  1. 1. Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program<br />Business Customer Offerings<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />General Program Overview<br />Prescriptive Program<br />Custom Program<br />June 1 and Beyond<br />
  3. 3. Program Effective Dates<br />Pilot launched May 1, 2010<br />Runs through May 31, 2011<br />(Applications must be submitted within 60 days of purchase/installation date or by June 30, 2011, which ever comes first)<br />New Program, mandated by law, anticipated to launch June 1, 2011 and run for three years<br />
  4. 4. Trade Ally Involvement<br />Trade Allies are the key to our success<br />In Rider 29:<br />Over 1,700 contractors participated<br />Helped customers save nearly $5 million in rebates<br />Helped save over 1.6 million therms by helping customers choose high efficiency equipment<br />Helped us improve the program<br />Understanding product availability and sales<br />Making applications and receiving checks easier<br />
  5. 5. Program Benefits<br />Help educate and motivate consumers to be more energy efficient<br /><ul><li>Provides rebates for energy efficient equipment and services</li></ul>Influence market towards energy efficiency<br /><ul><li>Manufacturers, distributors, contractors</li></ul>Opportunity for contractor business expansion<br /><ul><li>All contractors and trade allies can participate
  6. 6. Program Sales & Marketing Tools </li></li></ul><li>Nicor Service Area<br />Nicor Gas serves the northern third of Illinois, excluding Chicago<br />Over 2 million customers in 643 communities<br />
  7. 7. Program Website<br />Program Tools:<br /><ul><li>Instant Discount
  8. 8. Online Applications
  9. 9. Program Materials
  10. 10. Contests
  11. 11. EE Rationale
  12. 12. Training Events
  13. 13. FAQ’s
  14. 14. What’s New?</li></ul><br />
  15. 15. Business Customer Program<br />Qualification Requirements:<br />Current Nicor Gas business customers on Rates 4 or 74<br />Purchase and install eligible equipment to replace existing equipment<br />Submit complete applications and necessary documentation within the program’s effective dates<br />Sample Business Customer Segments<br />
  16. 16. Prescriptive Program<br />
  17. 17. Business Customer Program – Domestic Hot Water<br /><ul><li>End use must be domestic hot water only, space heating and process end uses are not eligible</li></li></ul><li>Business Customer Program – Space Heating<br /><ul><li>End use must be space heating only, domestic hot water and process end uses are not eligible</li></li></ul><li>Business Customer Program – Food Service<br /><ul><li>Rebate only available for replacement of existing equipment in a commercial-use kitchen</li></ul>Note: Manufacturer product specification sheet is required for this measure<br />
  18. 18. Business Customer Program – Boiler Controls<br />
  19. 19. Business Customer Program - Boiler Tune Up<br /><ul><li>Boiler Input Capacity >/= 300 MBTUH
  20. 20. Boiler must be at least 2 years old
  21. 21. Must include a copy of the Combustion Test Analyzer documentation
  22. 22. Tune up service must be completed by a Professional Contractor
  23. 23. Can only be claimed once per boiler, per program cycle.</li></li></ul><li>Qualified Products List<br />Available on Program web site<br />Lists of qualified water heaters, furnaces and boilers<br />Choose products from these lists to ensure incentive is available<br />
  24. 24. $<br />Instant Discount<br />Contractors offer customers an instant discount in the amount of the rebate and we make the rebate 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 />14 day turn-around time for rebate payment means contractors receive prompt payments <br />
  25. 25. How to Apply<br />Hardcopy Application<br />Download and print from the program website<br />Mail application with supporting documentation within 60 days of installation<br />Review Required Documentation section of each application<br />Copy of invoice signed by Customer<br />Complete ALL blanks, review Required Documentation section on page 2<br />
  26. 26. How to Apply<br />Online Application<br />Visit<br />Click on “Business Customer or Contractor”<br />Click on “Apply Now”<br />Complete the online application, print confirmation page and mail with required documentation<br />
  27. 27. General Requirements<br />Rebated equipment for prescriptive program <br />should be:<br /><ul><li>Purchased new and at retail price
  28. 28. Replacing existing equipment
  29. 29. Installed according to manufacturer specifications and applicable codes
  30. 30. Professional contractor installation recommended
  31. 31. Installed and operational prior to requesting a rebate </li></li></ul><li>Residential Program<br />Current Rebate Measures:<br />Water heaters: $100<br />Furnaces: $200/$250<br />Boilers: $350/$400<br />Rider 30 Residential Programs:<br /><ul><li>Heating & Appliance Incentive
  32. 32. Home Energy Savings
  33. 33. Multi-Family Home Energy Savings
  34. 34. Residential New Construction
  35. 35. Elementary Energy Education
  36. 36. Behavioral Energy Savings</li></li></ul><li>Custom Program<br />
  37. 37. Custom Incentive Rebate Program<br />For gas-saving projects not addressed by the Business Customer Rebate program:<br />Commercial business customers only<br />Requires program evaluation and pre-approval before a rebate can be offered to a customer, before project starts<br />Customer-developed gas-savings calculations per project<br />Project pre- and post- installation inspection and measurements<br />Rebates based on $0.75 or $1/therm saved, up to $100,000 or 30% of the project cost<br />
  38. 38. Sample Custom Projects<br />Boiler burner replacements<br />Boiler efficiency controls<br />Heat recovery<br />Stack economizer<br />Custom designed heat recovery<br />Air handling units<br />Space heaters<br />Boiler replacements (not qualified for prescriptive program)<br />
  39. 39. June 1 and Beyond<br />
  40. 40. Upcoming Program<br />Details still being finalized:<br />Targeted start: June 1, 2011<br />3 year program with tiered goals<br />Expected to be similar with additional measures<br />No rate class restrictions<br />C&I focused, rather than residential<br />Broader boiler measures<br />Additional commercial equipment measures<br />
  41. 41. Additional Prescriptive Measures<br />Per filing (subject to change):<br />Condensing unit heaters - $200<br />Boilers < 300 MBTUH; All boilers - $400-7,500 <br />Controls<br />Programmable thermostat - $25<br />Kitchen equipment:<br />Steamers, ovens, griddles, broilers, etc. - $25-1,400<br />
  42. 42. All Business Programs<br />Business Customer Programs<br />Business Incentive<br />Custom Business Incentive<br />Economic Redevelopment<br />Retro-Commissioning (Joint with ComEd)<br />Small Business Direct Install (Joint with ComEd)<br />Commercial New Construction<br />Building Performance with ENERGY STAR<br />Multi-family Retrofit Program (Joint with ComEd)<br />
  43. 43. Program Contact Information<br /><br /><br />Commercial Business Program:<br /><br />John Mansfield<br /><br />312-755-9020 x3012<br />Thank You for Your Interest in the Program!<br />
  44. 44. ComEd’s Smart Ideas for Your Business<br />Provides financial incentives that help customers identify and complete energy efficiency projects that reduce energy costs.<br />Prescriptive and custom incentives<br />New construction<br />Retro-commissioning<br />
  45. 45. Smart Ideas incentives are available for . . .<br />Lighting<br />HVAC<br />Refrigeration<br />Sensors and controls<br />Food service equipment<br />VSDs<br />Motors<br />Energy management systems<br />Compressed air<br />. . . and more<br />
  46. 46. Contact Smart Ideas at . . .<br /> <br />Program questions (888) 806-2273<br />Fax: 1-630-480-3436<br /><br />
  47. 47. Q&A <br />