Why do I need an energy assessment?
An energy audit will provide you with recommendations that will save the facility both cost and energy. If a recommendation provides energy savings but is not cost effective, we will explain it but not recommend implementation. What buildings/facilities are eligible? Commercial and industrial facilities in the Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Nicor Gas, North Shore Gas, and Peoples Gas utility service areas.
How can I apply?
Applicants can apply with SEDAC directly on their website.
How much does it cost?
The energy assessment is free with funding provided by the Illinois Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard.
How long does the assessment take? How long before I receive a report?
After an Energy Engineer is assigned to your facility you will submit 12-24 months of utility bills and set up a site visit. From the date of the visit it will take 1-3 months to calculate energy and cost savings in order to complete the report.
What services does the ERC provide?
The ERC designs and implements statewide energy efficiency programs across multiple utilities. This includes finding an unmet need in the market, researching the potential uptake, and developing a program that incorporates delivery, strategy, application, and payment disbursement for energy savings.
What type of Energy analysis can the ERC do for me?
ERC is an expert on Statewide Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS). Different states have different EEPS policies, but generally speaking the state mandates Investor Owned Utilities (IOU) to achieve energy reduction targets. ERC can offer support and deliver a multi-year planning horizon analysis or a specific program analysis using the most sophisticated modeling tools available. Our expertise will help mitigate the amount of work involved to determine the cost effectiveness and budget allocation strategies to maximize the portfolio savings given the available budgets.
What energy models does the ERC use?
We use either DSMore™ from Ohio based Integral Analytics, the EE Tool from California base E3+, or in-house models that we custom build based on the client’s needs.
Does the ERC have experience in EE Potential Studies?
Yes, the ERC has developed models for energy efficiency potential studies. Our most recent study was completed for the Illinois DCEO. The study had a 6 year outlook finding that a cumulative maximum achievable electric savings of 18.42% and natural gas savings of 11.55% were possible.
How are energy savings estimated?
Energy savings estimates come from engineering equations and algorithms recognized as industry standards. Some States (including IL) have developed a Technical Reference Manual (TRM) in which approved algorithms and savings assumptions are contained.
Who should I contact if I want to know more?
Please email Stefano Galiasso call 312.996.8646