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Welcome to the Program Ally Portal for the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Business Program.


Resources For You

The Program Ally Portal provides you with valuable information, including access to the application status portal, Program Ally bonus details, training, and co-branding materials and guidelines. Please check the portal often for the latest news and content for this Program.

Application Status Portal Login

Log in to the Application Status Portal to track the status of all your submitted projects.

Program & Incentive Information

Business Program Allies will receive a 5% bonus on eligible projects submitted through the Business Program!* Eligible projects must be completed by Nov. 30, 2024 to qualify.

Your customers can also receive incentive bonuses in PY2024:

*This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offers or bonuses. Only non-residential customer projects are eligible for this bonus. This bonus does not apply to the Online Store, Midstream HVAC/HPWH Offerings, Small Business Direct Install projects, Small Business Energy Performance projects, Staffing Grant, Strategic Energy Management (SEM), Metering & Monitoring, Feasibility Study or Building Energy Assessment (BEA). Bonuses are capped at $10,000 per project. Project and paperwork must adhere to all Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program guidelines and requirements. This Bonus is based on Program funding and may be suspended at any time. Program Ally must be registered and in good standing to receive the Ally Bonus. For lighting projects, the Program Ally must submit projects through Amplify Online Lighting for Standard Lighting Projects, Streetlighting and New Construction Lighting projects. The Program Ally Bonus will apply to all electric and gas incentives. Projects must be completed on or after January 1, 2024. Projects that had financial commitment or were pre-approved prior to December 6, 2023 are not eligible for the incentive bonus. Minimum total bonus amount paid out will be $50.

Standard and Custom lighting projects are now easier than ever to submit! Using the Online Lighting Application you can:

Get your applications processed more quickly

• Run estimates for customers with energy savings and incentives
• Pick your lamps from pre-loaded manufacturer data
• Avoid sending in spec sheets
• Save time on paperwork
• Save your favorite equipment in the system for repeated use

Online Lighting Application
Online Lighting Application Guide

2024 Applications

General Forms

Application Overview Video Guide
Incentive Reference Guide
Payment Release Authorization Form
Landlord Consent Form
Large Incentive Request Form
Application Guide
Amplify Online Lighting Application Guide


Custom Application
Feasibility Study Application
Metering and Monitoring Application
Supplemental Application for Customers without a Natural Gas Efficiency Program


Standard Lighting Application
Amplify Online Lighting Application

HVAC/Water Heaters

Public HVAC/Water Heaters Application
Private HVAC/Water Heaters Application
Ground Source Heat Pump Application

Street Lighting

Street Lighting Application

Retro Commissioning

Retro Commissioning Large Facilities Application
Retro-Commissioning Lite Application
Retro Commissioning Industrial Refrigeration Application
Monitoring-Based Retro Commissioning

Specialty Equipment

Specialty Equipment Agriculture Application
Specialty Equipment Industrial Facilities Application
Specialty Equipment Refrigeration Application
Specialty Equipment Data Centers
Public Specialty Equipment Hospitality Application
Private Specialty Equipment Hospitality Application
Farm Energy Audit Application
Water Saving Devices Application
Steam Trap Repair/Replacement Application
Monitored Steam Trap Application
Public Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) Application
Private Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) Application
Ultra Low Temp Freezers

Instant Incentives Installation

Non Profit Equipment Install Application
Public Sector Equipment Install Application

New Construction

New Construction Application (Excel)
New Construction Design Team Application

View your previously submitted applications.

Access application portal

Ameren Illinois Energy Advisors are a great resource and will provide your company with technical assistance, accompany your staff on sales calls, and assist with project applications.

Energy Advisor Territory Map

Illinois Law requires contractors who are installing certain measures for Energy Efficiency Programs in Illinois to be certified by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC). ICC certified contractors must renew their certification each year. Click the link below to find out where you stand with your certification.

Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) Installer Certification Requirement

Marketing & Sales Resources

Promote Your Involvement with Co-Branding

As a Registered Program Ally, you can co-brand your marketing materials using the approved Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program Ally logo and text references, as well as order pre-approved co-branded marketing materials. You must follow all co-branding requirements in order to co-brand with the Program.

Co-Branding Requirements

Please read through the Co-Branding Requirements document linked below before creating any co-branded or Program-related marketing collateral. You will find important information on approved uses, text references, and logo requirements.

Co-Branding Requirements

Approved Program Ally Logos

Download the approved Registered Program Ally logos at the links below. Before using the logos in any of your marketing, be sure to read through the Co-Branding Requirements.

Download approved Registered Program Ally logos: Horizontal Version | Vertical Version

Submit Co-Branded Materials for Review & Approval

All co-branded materials created by our Program Allies must be approved by our Program per the Co-Branding Requirements. You can submit a request to have your materials, webpages, social media posts, etc. reviewed and approved by our Program at the link below.

Submit Co-Branded Materials for Review & Approval

Program Ally Marketing Portal

You can order Program-designed and pre-approved co-branded materials for FREE! You can simply download PDF versions or have them shipped to you free of charge.

Program Ally Social Media Toolkit

You can download Program-designed and pre-approved social media posts for FREE from our Program Ally Social Media Toolkit! Click the link below to learn more about the requirements and get started.

Program Ally Social Media Toolkit


If you have any questions, contact Jordan Nelson at jnelson2@ameren.com or 1.309.981.9496.

Do you have open positions in your organization, post them on our Energy Efficiency Jobs Board to find qualified candidates!

Click here to visit our Jobs Board

Instant Incentives

Contractors can receive an instant discount on Lighting, Central Air Conditioners, Air Source Heat Pumps, Heat Pump Water Heaters, Notched V-belts, and Smart Thermostats and pass those savings on to your customers! To receive the discount, you must purchase from a participating Instant Incentives distributor. Learn more at AmerenIllinoisSavings.com/Instant.

Find Participating Distributors

View Non-lighting Categories, Requirements, and Incentive Levels

View Lighting Categories, Requirements, and Incentive Levels

Become an Instant Incentives Program Ally Contractor

Small Business Direct Install (SBDI)

If you are interested in becoming a Small Business Program Ally (lighting and refrigeration incentives directed at small businesses), please complete our Small Business Program Ally request form and our team will contact you to move forward with your enrollment.

Submit the Request Form

Ameren Illinois Small Business Energy Advisors are available to assist you with any Program needs you may have.

Energy Advisor Territory Map

SBDI Incentive Process Change – May 2024

The Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program invites you to join us for an SBDI Program Ally webinar to review recent incentive rate changes and process updates. Program Allies are expected to attend the webinar. If unable to attend the webinar, Program Allies are expected to watch the recording online to ensure awareness of all changes to the incentives in SBDI.

Watch the webinar recording
View the presentation slides

SBDI Policy and Procedure Review – March 2024

As mentioned in the Jan. 10 SBDI Program Ally Kickoff, the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program invites you to view a strongly recommended SBDI Program Ally webinar to review recent procedural changes.

Watch the webinar recording 
View the presentation slides

2024 SBDI Program Ally Kickoff

Watch the webinar recording 
View the presentation slides

Training Resources

Thank you to all who attended the Program Ally Kickoff webinar in Dec. 2023. We hope you found the webinar both valuable and informative.

If you were unable to attend, you can find the presentation slides and webinar recording linked below.

Kickoff Presentation Slides for Business Program Allies

Kickoff Webinar Recording for Business Program Allies

Have Questions?

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