IMEA Non-Residential Electric Efficiency Incentives Program (2019-2023)
The Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA) has extended the annual grant award for 2022-23 to the City of Naperville to be used for energy improvements.
Year 1 (2019): $253,882 was available for our non-residential Electric Utility customers as incentives toward completing energy efficiency projects.
Year 2 (2020): $274,691 was available for non-residential customer grants for energy improvements.
Year 3 (2021): $345,058 was available for non-residential customer grants for energy improvements.
Year 4 (2022): $344,256 is available for non-residential customer grants for energy improvements.
The IMEA Electric Efficiency Program helps IMEA member cities like Naperville and their customers reduce their electric demand and consumption, thereby reducing wholesale power costs. This allows members to shift dollars for other needs and to enhance their economic climate by making utility costs more affordable for established and potential businesses.
Examples of projects that might qualify include installation of light-emitting diode (LED) exterior and interior lighting systems. Additional applications for other programs, such as refrigeration; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; and efficient fans and motors are also available.
The applicant must be a nonresidential customer of Naperville's Electric Utility. Commercial, industrial, institutional, local government or nongovernment (schools, parks, museums, etc.) are all eligible to apply.
How To Apply
Applicants can submit their energy efficiency project proposals to the IMEA using one of the five IMEA application forms that best fits their proposed project. Lighting Replacement Program applicants should use the first form, "Lighting Measures."
The application period opens May 9, 2022. Applications will be accepted and evaluated on a first-come, first-evaluated basis until all funds are awarded. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
Grant Award Amount
Projects may receive up to 50% of the total project cost, up to $20,000, and awarded funds must be matched dollar-for-dollar by the applicant. Applicants are limited to $20,000 per program annual award cycle (until Sept. 1). Any customer (or owner of multiple properties) can only receive up to $20,000 in incentive awards until Sept. 1 of each grant year. Then, if there are any remaining funds, applicants/business owners already awarded incentives of $20,000 would be eligible for an additional $20,000 incentive for a separate project location based on the date the application was received. Projects must be completed within one year from the date of the award or funding will be withdrawn.
After receiving notice to proceed, but prior to commencing work, the applicant must notify the City's Inspection Dispatch at (630) 420-6100, Option 1, to schedule and pass a pre-project inspection. Additional inspections may be required depending on the scope of work. After all work is completed, the applicant must notify the City to schedule and pass a post-project inspection. Failure to schedule and pass the required inspections will cause the applicant to forfeit their grant money.
Time of Funding
After the energy efficiency project is completed, the applicant will submit a final application for funding along with invoices, receipts and other documentation by email to Rod Whelpley, IMEA, at email@example.com and Bernie Saban, City of Naperville, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The City will verify all work has been completed. The IMEA then reviews the final application materials and issues the project reimbursement to the recipient.
Bernie Saban, Utility Analyst, email@example.com
2021 Grant Recipients
The following are recipients of IMEA Electric Efficiency funding for projects during the 2021-2022 grant cycle, which is estimated to result in a savings of more than 1.07 million kWh.
|Agellan 1100 Warrenville Building (Nai Hiffman)||Dwight Avram Builders||Naperville Mob GAHC3, Ogden Ave.|
|Archistar 2 inc.||Freedom Commons||Naperville Park District, Frontier Park - Ball Fields 1 & 2|
|Bobr Group||Gateway NFC, LLC||Naperville Park District, Frontier Park - Ball Fields 3 & 4|
|Bright Horizons||Hugo's Frog Bar||North Central College|
|Chiro One Welness Center||Link Logistics||Northtown Plaza|
|Congregation Beth Shalom||Naperville Electric Utility||Petsmart #1884|
|PGBK Group||Naperville MOB GAHC3, 95th Street||Target Stores 0840|
|Phoenix Instruments||River West||St. Thomas The Apostle Church|
|Prasan Properties - Midwest Sports||Southern Spices|
2020 Grant Recipients
The following are recipients of IMEA Electric Efficiency funding for projects during the 2020-2021 grant cycle, which is estimated to result in a savings of more than 2.6 million kWh.
|Ace Graphics||Adtalem Global Education||Agellan Warrenville LP|
|All Saints Catholic Academy||Carmax||Bernina|
|Caputo's Fresh Markets||Currie Fair Oaks Ford||Chevy of Naperville|
|Chrysler Corp.||Jewel-Osco #03059-95th Street||Disc Replay|
|Dollar Tree||Naperville Public Library - 95th Street||Greco/Reggi Development|
|House of Smiles||Penny Mustard||Mall of India|
|Naperville Dodge||ThinkFirst||Neuquon Professional Condo Assn.|
|Park Place Office Condos||Spirit of America Car Wash||Sequoia Realty Group|
2019 Grant Recipients
The following are recipients of IMEA Electric Efficiency funding for projects during the 2019-2020 grant cycle, which is estimated to result in a savings of more than 3 million kWh.
|Albertson's Jewel-Osco #3185||Bethany Lutheran Church||Butera Foods|
|CarMax||Carnica #240||Carnica #350 Dent Wizard|
|Chevy of Naperville||Dewitt Property Mgmt.||Dollar Tree Stores #2461|
|Dollar Tree Stores #4127||DuKane Precast (NEX-NRM)||Marriott of Naperville|
|Matsock Financials, Inc.||McDonald's #11231||
Naperville Park District - DuPage River Sports Park
|North Central College||RCS Naperville LLC||
River Square Shopping Center
|St. Margaret Mary Church||Stillwater Development||
Suburban Real Estate
|Tapestry Naperville Apts.||Target Stores||
Turning Pointe Autism Foundation
|Waterside Center||Woody Buick||
2018 Grant Recipients
The following are recipients of IMEA Electric Efficiency funding for projects during the 2018-2019 grant cycle, which resulted in a savings of more than 3.8 million kWh.
|Albertsons Jewel/Osco #1 - 2855 W. 95th St.||Albertsons Jewel/Osco #2 - 1227 S. Naper Blvd.||Arvos|
|Birkholz Body Werks||Cadillac of Naperville||Dick's Sporting Goods #643|
|Lexus of Naperville||MEPT Springbrook (Whole Foods Plaza)||Naperville Crossings/Mid-America Asset Managment|
|Naperville Tennis Club||Toyota of Naperville|