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Business Energy Analysis Tool
This self-assessment tool can help you understand how your small business uses energy and inform you of what you can do to reduce your energy use and cost.
Program Sponsor: ComEd

Customized Incentives
There are incentives available for businesses seeking energy efficiency upgrades not covered in ComEd's standard program offerings.
Program Sponsor: ComEd

Energy Insights Online
Energy Insights Online monitors electricity consumption via special recording meters and converts this data into simple, easy-to-understand usage graphs and reports that businesses can access anywhere via the Internet.
Program Sponsor: ComEd

HVAC Incentives
Rebates are available for HVAC system upgrades.
Program Sponsor: ComEd

Lighting Incentives
Rebates are available for the purchase and installation of high-efficiency lighting fixtures, bulbs/tubes, and occupancy sensors and for removal of permanent light fixtures.
Program Sponsor: ComEd

Motor Incentives
Rebates of up to $7/hp are available for upgrading to NEMA Premium Efficiency motors.
Program Sponsor: ComEd

New Construction Service for High Performance Buildings
The New Construction Service combines financial incentives and technical assistance to encourage building owners, architects, engineers and contractors to design high performance buildings and exceed standard building practices.
Program Sponsor: ComEd

Refrigeration Incentives
Rebates are available for refrigeration upgrades including strip curtains, controls, door closers and vending machines.
Program Sponsor: ComEd

Retro-Commissioning
ComEd's engineers will review business facilities, check out their energy-using equipment, and help them develop a roadmap toward a more efficient facility.
Program Sponsor: ComEd

Smart Returns
ComEd Smart Returns is a "load response" program that pays business customers financial incentives for reducing their electricity usage during times of high wholesale electricity prices when requested by ComEd.
Program Sponsor: ComEd

Energy and Environmental Programs - Financial
The center offers loans to finance energy efficiency and pollution prevention projects.
Program Sponsor: Delta Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency Center

Energy and Environmental Programs - Technical
The center offers energy and water assessments, case studies, and greenhouse gas emissions analysis.
Program Sponsor: Delta Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency Center

Load Management Credits
Receive $4 per month for allowing Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative to install a load-management switch to your electric water heater.
Program Sponsor: Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative

Loan Program
Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative offers low-interest loans for geothermal systems, standby generators, electric air source heat pumps, air source heat pumps with gas backup, and electric service upgrades.
Program Sponsor: Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative

Advanced Building
This program offers technical resources and information on how to build an energy-efficient new facility.
Program Sponsor: Energy Center of Wisconsin

Back of the Envelope Calculator
This online tool for commercial and industrial managers helps analyze energy use throughout a facility.
Program Sponsor: Energy Center of Wisconsin

Comprehensive Education Programs and Services
The Energy Center of Wisconsin holds several training sessions and events to increase knowledge of industrial efficiency.
Program Sponsor: Energy Center of Wisconsin

Energy Efficiency Assistance
The Energy Center of Wisconsin offers technical assistance, energy analysis, training, resources, and fact sheets.
Program Sponsor: Energy Center of Wisconsin

Energy Efficiency Library
This online library houses more than 6,500 resources on energy efficiency for commercial and industrial managers.
Program Sponsor: Energy Center of Wisconsin

Industrial Technology Fact Sheets
These fact sheets on energy efficiency are available for industrial managers.
Program Sponsor: Energy Center of Wisconsin

CHP Emissions Calculator Spreadsheet
This tool allows users to calculate combined heat and power system emissions estimates.
Program Sponsor: Energy Resources Center, University of Illinois at Chicago

Illinois Industries of the Future Program
Illinois Industries of the Future (IOF) program provides educational information on crosscutting technologies for the industrial market.
Program Sponsor: Energy Resources Center, University of Illinois at Chicago

Steam Leak Savings Calculator
Calculate steam system energy efficiency and resulting energy and cost savings if steam leaks are repaired.
Program Sponsor: Energy Resources Center, University of Illinois at Chicago

Total Assessment Audits - Chemicals Program
The Total Assessment Audits Chemicals program is a holistic, multiorganizational business assistance effort that provides on-site energy conservation, waste minimization, and productivity improvement services at no cost to small- and medium-sized chemicals companies.
Program Sponsor: Energy Resources Center, University of Illinois at Chicago

Green Buildings Grant
The Illinois Clean Energy Foundation helps building owners incorporate energy efficient features into the design of new and remodeled facilities to reduce energy consumption and operating costs throughout the buildings' lifetime.
Program Sponsor: Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation

Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation Grants
The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation (ICECF) provides grants on a competitive basis to programs and projects that improve energy efficiency, develop renewable-energy resources, and preserve and enhance natural areas and wildlife habitats in Illinois.  For-profit organizations are eligible to apply for energy efficiency grants.
Program Sponsor: Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation

Lighting Upgrade Grant
The Illinois Clean Energy Foundation will also entertain a limited number of funding requests to install Innovative Energy Efficient Lighting systems to demonstrate those systems' effectiveness in facilities common to Illinois. Foundation lighting upgrade grants are awarded on a Dollar per Kilowatt of Electricity Demand Reduced.
Program Sponsor: Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation

Biogas and Biomass to Energy Grant Program
Projects designed to use biogas or biomass as a source of fuel to produce electricity with combined heat and power through gasification, co-firing or anaerobic digestion technologies are being targeted. Applicants are eligible for incentives up to 50% of the total project cost.
Program Sponsor: Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Large Customer Energy Analysis Program (LEAP)
The LEAP program identifies and prioritizes energy reduction measures and capital projects that provide the greatest return on investment. The program also identifies incentive opportunities for large energy users from the energy efficiency programs offered by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and some Illinois utilities.
Program Sponsor: Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Participation Loan Program (PLP)
This program is designed to work through banks and other conventional lending institutions to provide subordinated financial assistance to Illinois small businesses that employ Illinois workers. A business with 500 or fewer employees may apply for a PLP loan between the amounts of $10,000 and $750,000. Loans shall not exceed 25 percent of the total project and may not be used for debt refinancing or contingency funding. Funds available through the PLP program can be used for a number of business activities, such as purchase and installation of machinery and equipment, working capital, purchase of land, and construction or renovation of buildings.
Program Sponsor: Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Renewable Energy Business Development Program
The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity will solicit and receive applications through a competitive Request-for-Application process for renewable energy projects. Proposed projects are eligible for grants up to 50% of total project cost, with a maximum grant award of $500,000.
Program Sponsor: Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Solar and Wind Energy Rebate Program
The program offers incentives of up to 30% of total project costs for residential and business applicants, and 50% for public sector and non-profit entities for the installation of solar and wind energy systems.
Program Sponsor: Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

The Manufacturing Modernization Loan Program
The Manufacturing Modernization Loan Program is designed to provide manufacturers with access to adequate and affordable financing for upgrading and modernizing their manufacturing equipment and operations.
Program Sponsor: Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

ISEA Events Calendar
ISEA offers a variety of seminars and courses designed to help people learn about sustainable energy practices and how to implement them successfully.
Program Sponsor: Illinois Solar Energy Association

ISEA Solar Photovoltaic Incentive Program - RECAP
ISEA offers the Renewable Energy Credit Aggregation Program (RECAP) to Illinois solar photovoltaic (pv) system owners. RECAP is an annual program and requires a yearly application. You must be able to report quarterly solar energy generation in order to participate. ISEA will be paying $200 per each 2011 SREC approved for the RECAP, a $135 increase from the 2009 SREC price of $65.
Program Sponsor: Illinois Solar Energy Association

Electric Energy Efficiency Rebates
Jo-Carroll Energy offers a number of electric rebates for energy efficient equipment.
Program Sponsor: Jo-Carroll Energy

Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Incentives
Jo-Carroll Energy offers incentives for energy-efficient natural gas powered equipment.
Program Sponsor: Jo-Carroll Energy

Small Business and Agriculture Energy Audits
Jo-Carroll Energy's energy advisor or certified energy manager can visit to perform an energy audit. Audits cover a variety of facets or can be project-specific depending on your type of business.
Program Sponsor: Jo-Carroll Energy

BusinessCheck®
Businesses in search of free and easy ways to lower monthly energy bills should look no further than MidAmerican Energy’s BusinessCheck program. The BusinessCheck energy audit can immediately start reducing the energy costs of qualifying small businesses and provide additional ways to save on future energy costs – all at no cost to customers.
Program Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy

Commercial Kitchen Equipment Program
MidAmerican Energy encourages the installation of high-efficiency commercial kitchen equipment for customers. Energy for which the incentive is paid must be purchased from MidAmerican Energy. Rebates are available for qualifying commercial kitchen equipment.
Program Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy

Commercial New Construction Energy Efficiency Program
This program offers business customers incentives for energy-efficient design and the construction of new or the retrofit of existing buildings.
Program Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy

Curtailment Program
Industrial or commercial customers capable of reducing electricity use by 250 kW or more during peak demand periods are eligible for the curtailment credit of $39.62 per kW curtailed.
Program Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy

Custom Systems Energy Efficiency Program
Businesses are eligible for rebates or financing on the purchase and installation of energy efficient equipment in existing buildings.
Program Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy

Efficiency Bid
MidAmerican Energy submits Requests for Proposals twice a year for industrial customers with 3 megawatts or higher demand who wish to implement energy efficiency measures. The winners will be chosen by MidAmerican based on the merit of their proposals.
Program Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy

EnergyAdvantage for Business
MidAmerican Energy Company's EnergyAdvantage® programs are designed to encourage the use of high-efficiency space and water heating equipment, central air conditioning, lighting and other measures in commercial and industrial buildings.
Program Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy

Heating and Cooling Equipment Program
Commercial and industrial customers are eligible for rebates in high-efficiency natural gas and water heating equipment or electric heating and cooling equipment.
Program Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy

Lighting Equipment Program
This program offers businesses rebates on the purchase of high-efficiency lighting equipment.
Program Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy

Motors and Variable Speed Drives Energy Efficiency Program
Rebates for installation of energy-efficient motors and/or variable speed drive equipment are available to business customers.
Program Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy

Non-Residential Energy Analysis
Businesses that are 25,000 square feet or larger are eligible for a free energy audit. Energy savings measures identified in the audit are often incentivized through other programs from MidAmerican.
Program Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy

Non-Residential Insulation Program
Business customers who invest in insulation upgrades to their buildings are eligible for rebates. Financing may also be available.
Program Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy

HVAC SAVE Training Program
The SAVE program is a regional HVAC contractor training and certification initiative based on National Comfort Institute (NCI) principles. This training teaches the skills necessary to determine actual effective efficiency of any functioning HVAC system and includes hands on demonstrations on how to perform critical HVAC diagnostics.
Program Sponsor: Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Midwest Industrial Initiative
The Midwest Industrial Initiative serves as a regional network for state, local and utility efficiency programs and professionals creating a one-stop shop that links industrials with policy and program best practices to make more informed decisions about the advantages of installing energy-efficient technologies and processes.
Program Sponsor: Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Education & Workforce Training
The NCERC is a not-for-profit research center providing workforce training at an affordable cost to the industry.
Program Sponsor: National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center

Commercial and Industrial Custom Rebate Program
Commercial and industrial customers interested in energy efficiency upgrades not covered by the Prescriptive Rebate Program can apply for incentives under the Commercial and Industrial Custom Rebate Program.
Program Sponsor: North Shore Gas

Commercial and Industrial Prescriptive Rebate Program
Commercial and industrial customers can get rebates when they install certain types of high-efficiency furnaces, boilers, boiler reset controls, water heaters, steam traps, vent dampers and commercial kitchen equipment such as ovens, fryers and steamers.
Program Sponsor: North Shore Gas

Energy Audit
North Shore Gas will have professional energy auditors come to a facility and locate ways in which business can conserve more energy and save money, including when to invest in more energy-efficient appliances.
Program Sponsor: North Shore Gas

Retro-Commissioning Program
North Shore Gas, through a partnership with ComEd, offers commercial and industrial customers assistance in retro-commissioning their buildings. Retro-commissioning refers to the practice of boosting energy efficiency by maximizing existing systems in a building.
Program Sponsor: North Shore Gas

Small Business Energy Savings Program
North Shore Gas, through a partnership with ComEd, small business customers that use less than 60,000 therms of natural gas and less than 100 kilowatts of electricity annually can receive free on site energy assessments and financial assistance, rebates and free installation of qualifying equipment.
Program Sponsor: North Shore Gas

Energy Dollars Program
Northern Illinois Gas Company provides energy assessment tools to help commercial and industrial customers reduce their energy cost.
Program Sponsor: Northern Illinois Gas Company

Commercial and Industrial Custom Rebate Program
Commercial and industrial customers interested in energy-efficiency upgrades not covered by the Prescriptive Rebate Program can apply for incentives under the Commercial and Industrial Custom Rebate Program.
Program Sponsor: Peoples Gas

Commercial and Industrial Prescriptive Rebate Program
Commercial and industrial customers can get rebates when they install certain types of high-efficiency furnaces, boiler, boiler reset controls, water heaters, steam traps, vent dampers and commercial kitchen equipment such as ovens, fryers, and steamers.
Program Sponsor: Peoples Gas

Energy Audit
Peoples Gas will have professional energy auditors come to a facility and locate ways in which a business can conserve more energy and save money, including when to invest in more energy-efficient appliances.
Program Sponsor: Peoples Gas

Retro-Commissioning Program
Through a partnership with ComEd, commercial and industrial customers can receive assistance retro-commissioning their buildings. Retro-commissioning refers to the practice of boosting energy efficiency by maximizing existing systems in a building.
Program Sponsor: Peoples Gas

Small Business Energy Savings Program
Through a partnership with ComEd, small businesses that use less than 60,000 therms of natural gas and less than 100 kilowatts of electricity annually can receive free on-site energy assessment and financial assistance, rebates and free installation for approved equipment.
Program Sponsor: Peoples Gas

Marathon Water Heater Rebate
Rebates of either $450 or $575 are available for different size Marathon brand water heaters.
Program Sponsor: Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative

Renewable Energy
Solar water heating and small wind projects are incentivized by the Illinois Solar Grant Program. Solar hot water systems are eligible for rebates up to 30 percent of project costs; small wind rebates are up to 50 percent of project costs with a $25,000 cap.
Program Sponsor: Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative

Indiana University — Purdue University Indianapolis Industrial Assessment Center (IAC)
The Indiana University — Purdue University Indianapolis IAC provides energy conservation and cost reduction assessments to small- and medium-sized manufacturers within about 150 miles of its campus, and educates energy managers on energy efficiency.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Industrial Assessment Center (IAC)
The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee IAC provides energy conservation and cost reduction assessments to small- and medium-sized manufacturers within about 150 miles of its campus, and educates energy managers on energy efficiency.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

Midwest Combined Heat and Power Application Center
The center's objective is to make combined heat and power (CHP) applications commercially available. The center will work with a plant to see if CHP can help improve process efficiency.
Program Sponsor: University of Illinois at Chicago Energy Resources

Nationwide Programs

Energy Information
The organization provides fact sheets on energy and environmental responsibility to its members.
Program Sponsor: Aluminum Association

Energy Efficiency Resource Central
American Public Power Association offers technical assistance for its member utilities to help their key industrial customers improve their energy efficiency.
Program Sponsor: American Public Power Association

Industrial Energy Efficiency Training
This company provides a wide variety of industrial training opportunities throughout the country. All programs are linked to certain industrial systems/practices and have an energy efficiency component.
Program Sponsor: American Trainco

Energy Training Program
This organization offers seminars and online training sessions for engineers. Trainings cover a wide variety of energy-related topics, including energy efficiency and renewable energy generation.
Program Sponsor: Association of Energy Engineers

Brown Bag Energy Seminars
These 90-minute online Webinars cover a variety of energy topics including energy efficiency.
Program Sponsor: Association of Energy Services Professionals

Commercial Energy Advisor
This online tool will help commercial customers learn how to become more energy efficient.
Program Sponsor: E-Source

Efficiency & Demand-Response Programs Service
This online tool helps companies improve their demand response and energy efficiency programs.
Program Sponsor: E-Source

Industry Initiatives
Edison Electric Institute works with its member utilities to improve the energy efficiency of their industrial customers.
Program Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute

Customized Business Energy Analysis
This online tool helps non-residential customers analyze their energy use.
Program Sponsor: Energy Guide

Energy Consultants
Energy Sciences specializes in demand side energy services for the municipal, commercial and industrial, sectors. We enable our clients to practice energy conservation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while optimizing operating costs. Our core services include: development and implementation of comprehensive energy management programs, energy audits, energy efficient lighting solutions, staffing, and outreach/training programs. We believe that energy efficiency is an integral part of the energy solution needed for the future.
Program Sponsor: Energy Sciences

Industrial Consortia
Energy Solutions Center convenes various industrial consortia of equipment manufacturers to address how they can improve their equipment to better meet the needs and energy efficiency objectives of industrial manufacturers.
Program Sponsor: Energy Solutions Center

ENERGY STAR® Training
ENERGY STAR® offers free online training to help you improve the energy performance of your organization. No travel, no lost time out of the office, and no cost — EPA makes it easy to get the information you need today. Join your colleagues to better understand how EPA can help you lower operating costs, improve your energy management program, and expand your professional development.
Program Sponsor: Energy Star

Tax Deductions for Commercial Buildings
A tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot is available to owners or designers of new or existing commercial buildings that save at least 50% of the heating and cooling energy of a building that meets ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2001. Partial deductions of up to $.60 per square foot can be taken for measures affecting any one of three building systems: the building envelope, lighting, or heating and cooling systems. These tax deductions are available for systems placed in service from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2013.
Program Sponsor: Energy Star

Project Finance Services
Hannon Armstrong offers loans to public-and-private sector businesses interested in making their buildings more energy efficient. The loan will cover up to 100% of total project costs.
Program Sponsor: Hannon Armstrong

Biodiesel Income Tax Credit
Companies that put biodiesel fuel into a vehicle or use biodiesel fuels in their business vehicles are eligible for a tax credit of $1 per gallon.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Biodiesel Income Tax Credit
Companies that put biodiesel fuel into a vehicle or uses biodiesel fuels in their business vehicles are eligible for a tax credit.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Builders & Manufacturers Incentives
Credits are available to manufacturers of high-efficiency refrigerators, clothes washers and dishwashers. Due to these manufacturer incentives, special consumer promotions may be available for qualifying products.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Business Tax Incentive
A tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot is available to owners or tenants (or designers, in the case of government-owned buildings) of new or existing commercial buildings that are constructed or reconstructed to save at least 50% of the heating, cooling, ventilation, water heating, and interior lighting energy cost of a building that meets ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2001.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
A 10% investment tax credit for CHP property, applicable to only the first 15MW of CHP property.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Commercial Solar Tax Credit
The Commercial Solar Tax Credit covers 30% of the cost of the system. The tax credit expires December 31, 2016.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Corporate Tax Credit
In addition to receiving a tax credit for solar photovoltaic generation, a non-residential manager can receive a tax credit of 30 percent for geothermal energy, microturbines, and fuel cells.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Fuel Cells and Microturbines Tax Incentive
Tax credits of up to $3,000 per kWh are available for the purchase of fuel cells, while tax credits of up to $200 per kWh are available for microturbines.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

On-Site Renewable Tax Incentive
Businesses are eligible for tax credits for qualified solar water heating and photovoltaic systems, and for certain solar lighting systems. Qualifying equipment will either use solar energy to generate electricity, to heat/cool or provide hot water to a structure, or will use solar energy to illuminate the inside of a building by means of fiber-optic distributed sunlight (tube systems and passive solar are not eligible). The credits are available for systems placed in service between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2016.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Renewable Energy Generation Tax Credit
Non-residential managers can receive a 10-year tax credit if they help create renewable energy from one of the following sources: wind, closed loop biomass, open loop biomass, geothermal, solar, small irrigation power, municipal solid waste, and refined coal.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Small Ethanol Producer Tax Credit
A small ethanol producer that is registered with the Internal Revenue Service may be eligible for a tax incentive in the amount of $0.10 per gallon of ethanol that is: sold and used by the purchaser in the purchaser's trade or business to produce an ethanol fuel mixture; sold and used by the purchaser as a fuel in a trade or business; sold at retail for use as a motor vehicle fuel; used by the producer in a trade or business to produce an ethanol fuel mixture; or used by the producer as a fuel in a trade or business. A small producer is one that has, at all times during the tax year, not more than 60 million gallons of productive capacity of any type of alcohol. The incentive applies only to the first 15 million gallons of ethanol produced in a tax year and is allowed as a credit against the producer's income tax liability. Under current law, this incentive expires December 31, 2010.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Education and Outreach
The EERC conducts energy and environmental conferences, short courses, workshops, academic programs, and field experiences.
Program Sponsor: National Center for Hydrogen Technology, University of North Dakota

Energy Information
NFDS offers training, technical resources, and technical assistance to its members.
Program Sponsor: Non-Ferrous Founders' Society

Energy Information
NADCA members can access the organization's energy audits, training, technical assistance and resources, and cost shared-R&D.
Program Sponsor: North American Die Casting Association

3E Plus Insulation Thickness Computer Program
The 3E Insulation Thickness Computer Program is an industrial energy management tool developed to simplify the task of determining how much insulation is necessary to use less energy, reduce plant emissions and improve system process efficiency.
Program Sponsor: North American Insulation Manufacturers Association

Energy Information
OESA offers its members energy efficiency publications, trainings, and events.
Program Sponsor: Original Equipment Suppliers Association

Pumping System Optimization and Energy-Efficiency Education & Training
Vendor neutral market awareness, education, training, products, services and tools that focus on energy savings opportunities with pumping systems
Program Sponsor: Pump Systems Matter

Energy Information
The organization offers technical assistance, resources, and cost shared-R&D to its members.
Program Sponsor: Steel Founders' Society of America

Environmental Project Financing
The StePP Foundation matches organizations with environmental improvement projects (include renewable energy and energy efficiency) with companies that have financing to implement those projects.
Program Sponsor: StEPP Foundation

Biobased Products and Bioenergy Program
Loans are available to help rural industry generate electricity from biobased sources.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels
This program was created to ensure an expanding production of advanced biofuels by providing payments to eligible advanced biofuel producers in rural areas. Payments will be made to eligible advanced biofuel producers for the production of fuel derived from renewable biomass, other than corn kernel starch.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Biorefinery Assistance Loan Guarantee
Loans are available to help biorefineries conserve and use energy more effectively. Loan guarantees are available up to $250 million.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Business and Industry Guaranteed Loans
Loans of up to $10 million are available to rural industrial manufacturers to improve the economic and environmental climate in their communities.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Energy Efficiency Improvements Loan
Loans are available for the purchase of renewable energy generating systems by small rural businesses or agricultural producers.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Repowering Assistance Program
This program offers incentives for biorefineries to switch to renewable biomass energy production.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Rural Energy for America Program Guaranteed Loan Program (REAP LOAN)
The REAP Guaranteed Loan Program encourages the commercial financing of renewable energy (bioenergy, geothermal, hydrogen, solar, wind and hydro power) and energy efficiency projects. Under the program, project developers will work with local lenders, who in turn can apply to USDA Rural Development for a loan guarantee up to 85% of the loan amount.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Program
This program provides grants and loans to small businesses in rural communities that are interested in making their buildings more energy efficient.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Boise State University Industrial Assessment Center (IAC)
The Boise State University IAC provides energy conservation and cost reduction assessments to small- and medium-sized manufacturers within about 150 miles of its campus, and educates energy managers on energy efficiency.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

Loan Guarantee Program
DOE offers loans to projects that “avoid, reduce, or sequester air pollutants or anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases.” Loans are available for biomass, hydrogen, wind, solar, hydropower, advanced fossil energy coal, carbon, electricity delivery and reliability, alternative fuel vehicles, pollution control equipment, and industrial energy efficiency projects.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

Oklahoma Green Grant
The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Oklahoma a $6 million green-job grant to train workers in emerging industries such as energy efficiency and renewable energy. The goal is to train 4,700 workers in two years for jobs that pay above the state's per capita income.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

Renewable Energy Production Incentive (REPI)
REPI provides financial incentives of $0.015/kWh of electricity generated from renewable sources. This incentive is issued for the first decade of operation.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Assessment Center (IAC): University of Kentucky
The University of Kentucky IAC's primary purpose is to help serve the energy, waste, and productivity needs of small- and medium-sized manufacturing facilities within a geographic radius of approximately 150 miles of the University of Kentucky.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program
The State Energy Program (SEP) provides grants to states and directs funding to state energy offices from technology programs in DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. States use grants to address their energy priorities and program funding to adopt emerging renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

UnSolicited EERE Proposals
Unsolicited proposals may be selected if they are novel and do not reflect a current solicitation or existing work.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

American Reinvestment and Recovery Act Tax Credits and Grants
Tax credits and grants are available from select state energy offices to help promote renewable energy generation and/or energy efficiency.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Treasury

Payments for Specified Energy Property in Lieu of Tax Credits
ARRA authorizes the Department of the Treasury to make payments to eligible persons that either place in service particular types of energy property in 2009 or 2010, or, under certain circumstances, begin construction on such property in 2009 or 2010. These payments are generally equal to 10 or 30 percent of the eligible cost basis of the property, depending on the type of property. Those that apply for these payments must forego tax credits that they could otherwise receive under sections 45 and 48 of the Internal Revenue Code. The types of energy property that are eligible for these payments include, among others, various renewable energy generation facilities, microturbines, and fuel cells.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Treasury

Production Tax Credit (PTC)
Through the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Congress acted to provide a three-year extension of the PTC through December 31, 2012. Additionally, wind project developers can choose to receive a 30% investment tax credit (ITC) in place of the PTC for facilities placed in service in 2009 and 2010, and also for facilities placed in service before 2013 if construction begins before the end of 2010. The ITC then qualifies to be converted to a grant from the Department of Treasury. The Treasury Department must pay the grant within 60 days of an application being submitted.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Treasury

Clean Construction USA Loans
EPA offers loans to companies to help finance projects that reduce diesel emissions from construction equipment and vehicles.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnerships
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems are an efficient, clean and reliable approach to generating power and thermal energy from a single fuel source. Incentives on CHP systems are available through the EPA.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ENERGY STAR® for Industry
The ENERGY STAR® program is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency which seeks to increase implementation of energy efficient equipment and techniques.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Tax Deductions for Commercial Buildings
A tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot is available to owners or designers of new or existing commercial buildings that save at least 50% of the heating and cooling energy of a building that meets ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2001. Partial deductions of up to $.60 per square foot can be taken for measures affecting any one of three building systems: the building envelope, lighting, or heating and cooling systems. Available for systems “placed in service” from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2013.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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