ComEd -Energy Efficiency Program For Businesses

August 03, 2023


Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) offers its non-residential Illinois customers a wide range of incentives for the installation of energy efficiency improvements. To participate, customers must be a delivery service customer of ComEd with a valid account number on an eligible ComEd non-residential rate. Electricity can be supplied by a retail electric supplier (RES) as long as the electricity is delivered by ComEd. The account must be in the customer’s name. Customers of municipal utilities in such towns as Naperville, St. Charles, Batavia, Geneva, Winnetka and Rochelle are not eligible for the program because they do not pay into the fund.

Standard incentive amounts vary according to equipment type, size, and relative level of energy efficiency. Custom incentives are based on the amount of energy that a given improvement saves per year. Custom measures must comply with minimum and maximum payback period requirements. Standard incentives 50% of the project cost.

Projects involving only equipment that qualifies for a standard incentive are not eligible for custom incentives. However, projects that involve a combination of standard measures and measures not eligible for standard incentives may be permitted to apply under the custom program. The following measures are specifically defined as ineligible to receive incentives:

  • Fuel switching
  • On-site electricity generation
  • Operational and maintenance practice changes or simple control modifications not involving capital costs
  • Peak shifting
  • Measures installed or receiving funding under another utility incentive program
  • Renewables


Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Illinois
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Equipment Insulation
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Compressed air
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Food Service Equipment
  • Vending Machine Controls
  • Personal Computing Equipment
  • Data Center Equipment
  • LED Lighting
  • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Incentive Amount: Lighting
Fixtures / Retrofits: $0.80 per watt reduced
Sensors: $0.20 - $0.25 per watt controlled
LED Signs: $12 - $40
Daylighting controls (indoor only): $0.15 per watt controlled
Occupancy sensor plus daylighting controls (indoor only): $0.30 per watt controlled
Time clocks for lighting: $0.03 per watt controlled
Photocells (outdoor only): $0.08 per watt controlled
Photocell plus time clock (outdoor only): $0.09 per watt controlled
Municipal owned streetlights: $1.00 per watt reduced
LED Traffic Signal 8" Lamp: $40 per lamp
​LED Traffic Signal 12" Lamp: $100 per lamp​

Water-Cooled Chiller: $5.00 for IPLV improvement/ton
Air-Cooled Chiller: $6.00 for IPLV improvement/ton
Chiller w/ VSD: $150/ton
Oil-free bearing chiller: $250 per ton
Chilled Water Reset Controls: $5/ton
SEHA Tier 1 Room A/C: $30/ton
PTAC/PTHP: $30/ton
Packaged Rooftop Unit Advanced Controls Retrofit: $100/ton
Guest Room Energy Management System: $50/guest room
Demand Controlled Ventilation (Conditioned Space): $40/1,000 sq. ft.
Restroom exhaust fan occupancy sensor: $10 per fan
Wireless pneumatic thermostat: $100 per thermostat
Air-side economizer: $50 per ton
Electronically commutated motor on fan-powered box: $50 per motor
High efficiency pumps and pumping efficiency improvements (retrofits): $15 per HP
Rooftop unit: $20 per ton per EER above efficiency requirement
Ground Source Heat Pump: $30 per ton per EER above minimum efficiency
Energy Recovery Ventilator: $0.10 - $0.20 per SCFM
VSD: $60 per ton or $150 per HP

Energy Management System (not eligible for online application)
Non-programmable pneumatic thermostats: $0.50 - $0.70 per sq. ft. of conditioned space
Non-programmable electronic thermostats: $0.50 - $0.70 per sq. ft. of conditioned space
Programmable thermostats: $0.30 - $0.50 per sq. ft. of conditioned space
Existing digital EMS older than 15 years: $0.50 - $0.70 per sq. ft. of conditioned space

EC Motor for Walk-In Cooler/Freezer: $60/motor
EC Motor for Reach-In Refrigerated Case: $30/motor
EC Motor with Evaporator Fan Controls for Walk-In Cooler/Freezer: $90/motor
Anti-sweat heater controls for glass door cooler or freezer: $62.50 per door Display cases with doors: $260 per linear ft.
Special door with low/no-anti sweat heaters: $190 per door
Evaporator fan controls: $50 per controlled motor
Demand defrost controls: $20 per evaporator fan motor
Efficient refrigeration condenser: $10 per ton
Floating head pressure controls: $60 per compressor HP
LED refrigerated display case lighting: $60 per door
Night covers: $10 per linear ft.
Strip curtains: $4 per sq. ft.
Automatic high speed doors: $50 per sq. ft.
Automatic door closer: $120 per unit
VSD for condenser fans: $150 per HP

Lab Performance
Low pressure drop HEPA filters: $75 per 1,000 CFM
Low pressure drop high efficiency (non-HEPA) air filters: $20 per 1,000 CFM
Reduce/optimize air changes per hour (ACH) in laboratory space: $0.75 per CFM

Food Service Equipment
ENERGY STAR® Electric Steam Cooker: $1,500/cooker
Electric Combination Oven: $1,100/oven
ENERGY STAR® Convection Oven: $170/oven
ENERGY STAR® Hot Food Holding Cabinet: $320/cabinet
ENERGY STAR® Electric Griddle: $130/griddle
ENERGY STAR® Electric Vat Fryer: $200/fryer
Heat Pump Water Heater: $250/heater
Electric Water Heater Timer: $20/timer
High Efficiency Pre-Rinse Spray Valve: $28/spray valve
Reach-In Cooler Controls: $40/cooler
Beverage Machine Controls: $100/machine
Snack Machine Controls: $40/machine
ENERGY STAR® Refurbished Vending Machine: $50/machine
Efficient Air-Cooled Ice Makers: $100 - $200/ice maker
ENERGY STAR® Commercial Clothes Washers: $20 - $50/washer

Industrial Systems
Barrel Wraps for Injection Molders and Extruders: $40/sq. ft.
AC Drive Conversion: $40/HP
Fiber Laser Cutting Machines: $3,000/output kW
Electric Injection Molding Machine: $75/ton
Hybrid Injection Molding Machine: $75/ton
Network Combing Line and Trunk Equipment Removal: $375/piece
Indoor Grow Lights: $1.00/watt reduced
Agriculture Fan Thermostat Controller: $100/HP

DX Tune‐up
Air Conditioning Tuneup: $15-$25/ton
Notched V‐belt: $10/HP
Packaged RTU Advanced Controls: $100/ton
Packaged RTU Sealing: $10/ton
Thermostats: $150/thermostat

Compressed Air
High-efficiency air nozzles: $20 per nozzle
Low pressure drop filter: $3.50 per connected HP
No-loss condensate drains: $100 per drain
Refrigerated dryers: $1 - $3 per rated CFM
Heat of compression desiccant compressed air dryer: $4 per CFM
Heated blower purge desiccant compressed air dryer: $4 per CFM
Variable displacement screw air compressor: $30 per HP
Compressed air pressure flow controller: $10 per HP
VSD on air compressor ≤ 200 HP: $75 per HP
Air compressor(s) with integrated VSD ≤ 200 HP: $200 per HP
Added compressor storage on load/no load systems: $1.50 per gallon

Commercial Appliances
Commercial clothes washers: $20 - $50 per washer
Refurbished vending machine: $50 per machine
Beverage machine controls: $100 per machine
Electric water heater timer: $20 per timer
Heat pump water heater (electric only): $250 per heater
Reach-in (novelty) cooler controls: $40 per cooler

Energy Assessment
Price Quote and Instant Incentives
Installation Services
Instant Discounts
New Construction incentives

ComEd offers many other custom incentives for businesses. Explore the Fact Sheets Page for more info.
Maximum Incentive: See program website.
Eligible System Size: Varies by measure
Equipment Requirements: See program website.
Installation Requirements: See program website.


Name: ComEd Energy Efficiency Program for Your Business
Phone: (855) 433-2700

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.