Featured Articles

  1. Article number 1 - Illinois Energy Now
  2. Article number 2 - Wind Energy
  3. Article number 3 - Solar Energy
  4. Article number 4 - Energy Efficiency
  5. Article number 5 - Electric Vehicles
  6. Article number 6 - Recycling
  •  Illinois Energy Now

    The Illinois Energy Now Program is an energy efficiency program that provides millions of dollars in rebates to public facilities that make energy efficiency improvements to their electric and natural gas systems.

  •  Wind Energy

    Wind energy in Illinois increases the nation’s domestic energy supply. Illinois is currently ranked sixteenth in terms of wind potential in the U. S. with 61 billion potential kWhs annually.

  •  Solar Energy

    Expanding investment in renewable energy is one way to reduce the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels.  The cost of installing a solar power system is decreasing and becoming more affordable for customers.

  •  Energy Efficiency

    Illinois Energy Now has millions of dollars for electric and natural gas energy efficiency for the public sector.  The Illinois Public Utilities provide similar incentives for business owners and residential customers.

  •  Electric Vehicles

    As gasoline and other natural fuels become more expensive, more people are looking to buy electric cars.  Electric cars use advanced storage batteries to power the electric motor.

  •  Recycling

    Recycling not only saves significant energy, but it also creates 6-10 times as many jobs as landfilling the same amount of material.


Energy & Recycling

The Illinois Energy & Recycling Office supports economic development and job creation through a variety of programs and services in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy, recycling, and alternative transportation.  Programs demonstrate that economic development, sustainable energy, recycling practices, and environmental protection go hand in hand.
Individually tailored programs are available to assist Illinois citizens, communities, non-profit organizations, businesses, industry, and other government agencies in an effort to achieve the Offices’ mission.  In addition, the Office continues to promote the leadership of the State of Illinois, through its own energy and recycling policies and practices at state facilities

Program Announcements

When Requests For Applications are open, DCEO will list them here. 
Note regarding DCEO’s suite of energy efficiency programs, Illinois Energy Now:
New applications for DCEO’s energy efficiency incentives – including Public Sector Standard Rebates, Custom Rebates, New Construction Program, Retro-commissioning Program, Boiler System Efficiency Program, and Energy Efficient Affordable Housing Construction Program – are posted at www.ilenergynow.org.  The application process for these programs is open on a first-come-first-served basis until April 1, 2015, as long as funds are available.
Standard, Custom, and New Construction Rebates:
  • Funds continue to be available for Ameren Electric and Nicor customers.
  • Funds are limited for Peoples and North Shore customers.
  • Funds are exhausted for ComEd and Ameren Gas customers, no new applications are being accepted.

Clean Water Rebates are limited for all customers.

Boiler Tune-Ups and Rebates continue to be available for Nicor and Peoples.
All Illinois Energy Now Services continue to be available. Public sector customers can apply for assessments and design assistance.