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DCEO Illinois Energy Now
Who is the Illinois Energy Office? üEnergy Efficiency üTraining üRenewable Energy üBiofuels üElectric Vehicles & Charging Stations üRecycling
How did the Illinois Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard get started? ü 2007: Legislation amended the Illinois Public Utilities Act. It required the State’s largest utilities & DCEO to develop a portfolio of electric energy efficiency programs to meet legislative goals that reduce energy demand. ü 2008 (June 1): Electricity programs began. ü 2009: Legislation was passed to include natural gas energy efficiency programs to meet legislative reduction goals. ü 2011 (June 1): Natural Gas programs began. Funded by a system benefits charge on utility customers’ monthly utility bill – not by tax dollars.
How is the Illinois Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard structured? Com. Ed Ameren Electric Efficiency (75% of electric $) Private Sector Businesses Residential Non-profits DCEO Nicor Integrys Ameren Electric & Gas Efficiency (25% of program $) Gas Efficiency (75% of gas $) Public Sector Governments K-12 schools Community colleges Public universities Low-income Residential Sector Affordable housing PHAs Implementation agencies Private Sector Businesses Residential Non-profits
What is Illinois Energy Now (IEN)? ü Illinois Energy Now is DCEO’s portion of the portfolio, serving public sector and low-income residential customers. ü We share an annual energy reduction goal with the utilities: 2. 0% electric savings by 2015, 1. 5% natural gas by 2017. ü Public sector programs receive 10% of funding. ü Low income receive a proportionate share. ü Illinois Energy Now provides financial incentives to: § make energy efficiency improvements § upgrade electric and natural gas systems § reduce utility bills § save energy § help the environment
What is the IEN estimated budget? Year Electric Natural Gas FY 2011 -12 $54 million $15 million FY 2012 -13 $55 million $22 million FY 2013 -14 $55 million $30 million
IEN Program Offerings • Public Sector (~65%) – – – Local Governments K-12 Schools Community Colleges Universities State & Federal Facilities • Low Income (~25%) – New Construction/Gut Rehab – Remodeling/Weatherization • Technical Assistance (~5%) – Commercial Bldg Assessments – Design Assistance • Education & Training (~5%) – Building Codes – Building Operators/Owners – Design/Construction and HVAC Replacement Industry Percentages show each program’s portion of DCEO’s Illinois Energy Now funding.
IEN Program Achievements • • DCEO Trade Ally Program – 300 members and growing Applications increase significantly year over year Achieved energy load reduction goals PY 1 - PY 3 Strengthened partnerships with Universities, Community Colleges, and State Associations SEDAC performed its 1, 200 th Energy Audit (Spring 2013) Boiler Tune Up Program – double projected energy savings BOC – Clinton Global Initiative recognition Sweet Deal/Double Up – huge success!
Why apply for Illinois Energy Now? ü Public sector organizations will receive rebates or other financial incentives for installing energy efficient products. • Projects can be reimbursed from 20% to 75% of their energy improvement costs. • Continue to be rewarded in the future, with long-term savings on your energy bills. ü IEN also helps the environment by working toward reducing electricity load by 2% and gas load by 1. 5% annually by 2015 and beyond.
Who has received IEN incentives? K-12 Schools 23% Local Govt. 49% Community College 5% University 16% State 1% Federal 6%
Where do electric savings come from?
Where do gas savings come from?
IEN Electric and Natural Gas Incentive Programs ü Standard Program ü Custom Program ü New Construction Program ü Retro-commissioning Program www. ilenergynow. org
IEN Incentive “Specials” üGreen Nozzle direct install program üLights for Learning with a direct install program for schools üSpecial Sales – Sweet Deal and Double Up üBoiler Tune up expansion
Eligibility and Funding Availability www. ilenergynow. org
Project Application Process for IEN ü Step 1: Submit a Pre-approval Application Online • Click the pre-approval check box on application • Complete the appropriate worksheet • Customer signature required ü Step 2: Receive Notice to Proceed from DCEO ü Step 3: Install Equipment or Perform Project Work • Maintain documentation ü Step 4: Submit a Final Application • Click the final check box on application • Submit all required supporting documentation • Requires customer signature ü Step 5: DCEO Processes Rebate or Grant
How do you apply? Applications for Illinois Energy Now are available at www. ilenergynow. org under Energy Efficiency. Be sure to use the Excel version of the application and email a single PDF to illinois. [email protected] gov when complete. Application assistance is available for your organization.
Is there a deadline to apply? ü Illinois Energy Now is an ongoing program beginning in June and ending in May annually. ü Funding will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. ü Applications must be submitted by April 15 each year. ü Projects must be completed by May 15 each year.
DCEO Technical Assistance: Training & Education Programs
1200+ audits! • Design Assistance Program: – 104 energy assessments complete (~14 million sf) – Potential energy savings: >38 million k. Wh & >2. 5 million therms. – Potential dollar savings: >$6. 7 million (24%) – 90 energy assessments in process (~9 million sf) • Training and Presentations: www. sedac. org – 8 Energy Workshops, 1 webinar, & 30 other presentations.
Why have a DCEO Trade Ally Program? Trade Allies are the critical link between Illinois Energy Now & energy efficiency customers! Educate trade allies on the DCEO Illinois Energy Now Program Raise awareness of incentives • Increase program participation • Create jobs • www. erc. uic. edu
Energy Performance Contracting Technical Assistance • Redirects energy, water and operations & maintenance savings to amortize building improvements without up-front costs • Performance and savings are guaranteed over term of contract • DCEO provides no-cost technical assistance and advice that includes: – Boilerplate documents: • Request for Proposal • Energy Audit Agreement • Energy Service Agreement • Measurement and Verification Assistance • Contact Wayne Hartel (217 -785 -3420) wayne. [email protected] gov
Illinois BOC Veterans Pilot • IL DCEO State Energy Office, MEEA, state/ local veteran & workforce agencies – 2012 Commitment to Clinton Global Initiative • Recruit qualified unemployed or underemployed Vets • Enhance skills & job marketability through BOC certification and mentoring • Link Vets to job placement resources and O&M job partners • 2012 -13 Pilot (Springfield & Du. Page County)
Illinois Energy Code • The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code will require more insulation, a tighter envelope, tighter ducts, better windows, and more efficient lighting than the 2009 code. • • Public Act 096 -0778 was signed into law on August 28, 2009 amending the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Act by including residential buildings and amending the name of the act to the Energy Efficient Building Act. The new requirements for residential buildings became effective on January 29, 2010. 2012 IECC Takes Effect in Illinois on January 1, 2013 Senate Bill 3724, signed by the Governor on August 17, 2012, amends the implementation date of the 2012 IECC to January 1, 2013. It will lengthen the time the Board has to review and adopt future published editions of the Code and make them effective. This will allow stakeholders more time for training and preparation to build, design, and enforce the future updated codes.
THE GOALS OF THE LAW • The Law is designed to help protect the environment and reduce energy consumption. By following an energy conservation code, property owners can reduce air pollution, moderate energy demand stabilize energy costs and electric, oil, and gas supplies. • U. S. DOE estimates the 2009 IECC will save 18 percent and possibly even 22 percent of energy more than the 2006 IECC. • The 2012 will save 32%.
DCEO and the Code • Free State wide training available • Technical assistance available • Illinois Energy Office has provided codes training for over a dozen years. • Started training on the 2012 IECC code last year • Nearly 1, 000 trained, another 1, 200 expected this year • Evaluating a methodology to claim energy savings
Key Web Links Link Information www. illinoisenergy. org DCEO efficiency, renewable energy and recycling programs: guidelines, RFPs, contacts, applications, and other resources www. ilenergynow. org DCEO Public Sector and Low Income energy incentives www. sedac. org Smart Energy Design Assistance Center: Technical assistance for businesses and public sector providing energy information, news and trainings, energy service provider list www. illinoiscleanenergy. org IL Clean Energy Community Foundation: grants for energy efficiency, renewable energy and natural areas for local government and non-profits
DCEO IEN Program Contacts ü New Applications: Sally Agnew, 217. 785. 5081, sally. [email protected] gov ü Local Government: Andrea Reiff, 217. 785. 0164, andrea. [email protected] gov ü Public Schools & Community Colleges: Byron Lloyd, 217. 785. 3412, byron. [email protected] gov ü State and Federal: Johnny Habibi, 217. 785. 2772, johnny. [email protected] gov ü Public Universities, Retro-commissioning & New Construction: Tom Coe, 217. 785. 2433, tom. [email protected] gov ü Low Income: Don Falls, 217. 785. 1997, don. [email protected] gov
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