Note: For the 2014-2015 program year, DCEO accepted applications through May 12, 2014.
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) administers the Illinois Energy Now programs, including the Public Sector Energy Efficiency Aggregation Program. The program will allow public sector participants to combine energy efficiency projects in order to simplify the application process and implement projects that might otherwise be submitted as standalone projects. Aggregators must design a program that targets one or more public sector entities located in a ComEd, Ameren Illinois, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas, or North Shore Gas service territories. Funded by the Energy Efficiency Trust Fund and Energy Efficiency Portfolio, grants will be awarded based on the applicant's ability to demonstrate cost effectiveness of the proposed program, and develop enough Energy Efficiency Projects to disperse funds and realize the savings targets within the grant period. Additional program information an application materials are available on the program web site.