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    New Ameren Energy Efficiency Initiatives Announced

    July 30, 2018 | Energy Financing, Energy Management, Facility Management

    Commercial and Industrial Ameren Missouri electric customers are eligible for cash incentives though a program called BizSavers. Through this program, Missouri businesses can make cost-effective energy efficient improvements on eligible equipment and earn cash incentives.

    BizSavers Program

    This program is designed to reduce costs for energy efficiency improvements through cash incentives, giving businesses an opportunity to save money and energy. There are various incentives on energy-efficient services and equipment for Ameren Missouri electric business customers. Some of the businesses Ameren Missouri has given cash incentives to include nonprofit organizations. Schools, government institutions, restaurants, retail stores, gas stations, etc.

    The BizSavers program offers a variety of incentive programs to fit different project types, sizes, and budgets.

    Standard Incentives

    With standard incentives, incentives are paid on a per-unit-installed basis and are available for various qualified improvements. Pre-approval for projects with standard measures is not required, unless the incentive is expected to be more than $10,000. Eligibility for a standard incentive requires customers to install measures achieving a minimum total incentive of $150 per application. You can download the Standard Incentives Application here

    Custom Incentives

    If your business’ energy efficiency improvement is not on the standard incentives list, you could be eligible for a custom incentive. Custom incentives are calculated based on the projected annual energy reduction. These incentives require a pre-approval incentive offer before equipment purchase or installation. You can download the Custom Incentive Application here

    New Construction Incentive

    Ameren offers incentives for ground-up construction, additions or expansions, and complete commercial building restorations. The program encourages building owners to install systems with higher energy efficiency than the standard of planned systems. New construction incentives must be applied for and approved prior to construction, and purchase and installation of equipment. You can download the New Construction Incentive Application here

    Whole Building Performance/Retro-Commissioning Incentives (RCx)

    Retro-Commissioning improves a building’s operations and maintenance procedures, which helps enhance overall building performance. To be eligible for the program, your facility must have more than 100,000 sq. ft. of conditioned space or systems that exhibit higher average energy use intensity.

    Small Business Direct Install

    Ameren Missouri offers cash incentives for small business customers through the Small Business Direct Install Program. Energy efficient lighting upgrades for small business customers are available through the Small Business Direct Install Program (SBDI). These projects can include a variety of high efficiency lighting upgrades, LED exit signs, occupancy sensors, and lighting controls. Your business can get cash incentives toward the purchase of new lighting and lighting equipment. Incentives can reduce the initial investment and your business would only pay the difference of the remaining project cost. This is a great opportunity to reduce operating costs by reducing energy use.

    Ameren Missouri cash incentives for business customers allows business owners to take advantage of reduced project costs to improve the quality and efficiency of the business.

    Ameren Solar Rebate

    With Missouri Senate Bill 564 passing in June 2018, there will be a rebate offered for starting January 1, 2019 for solar interconnected into the grid. At the moment, we are waiting for the exact incentives to be posted, but to follow this rebate, please check here.

    If your business has any further questions regarding the energy efficient or renewable energy financing or rebates, please reach out to EnergyLink. EnergyLink is a trade ally for these programs and helps customers secure rebate funding.