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Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program. An Overview of Rider 29 & 30 Programs. 040611_OverviewRider30. Nicor Service Area. Nicor Gas serves the northern third of Illinois, excluding Chicago Over 2 million customers in 643 communities. Why Energy Efficiency Programs?.

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Nicor gas energy efficiency program

Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program

An Overview of Rider 29 & 30 Programs

040611_OverviewRider30


Nicor service area

Nicor Service Area

  • Nicor Gas serves the northern third of Illinois, excluding Chicago

  • Over 2 million customers in 643 communities


Why energy efficiency programs

Why Energy Efficiency Programs?

  • Senate Bill 1918 signed July 10, 2009, established energy efficiency targets for natural gas utilities

  • Now section 8-104 of the Public Utilities Act, requires gas utilities to implement EE programs to reach targets

  • During the EEP timeframe, Act requires:

    • 0.2% reduction from 2009 deliveries by May 31, 2012;

    • An additional 0.4% by May 31, 2013, increasing total savings to 0.6%; and

    • An additional 0.6% by May 31, 2014, increasing total savings to 1.2% in the first three years.


Rider 29 30 programs

Rider 29 & 30 Programs

“Rider 29”

Current Energy Efficiency Program

Voluntary “pilot”

Part of last Rate Case

“Rider 30”

Next Energy Efficiency Program

Mandated by law


Rider 29 program

Rider 29 Program

  • Launched May 1, 2010

  • Up to $13M budget for all programs

  • Included Heating & Appliance Incentive Programs for Residential and Businesses

  • Also included Home Retrofit Pilot, Multi-Family Direct Install, and Elementary Education

  • Programs run through May 31, 2011

  • www.nicorgasrebates.com


Rider 30 programs

Rider 30 Programs

  • Targeted Launch June 1, 2011

  • Close coordination and joint programs with other Utilities

  • The overall goal is to encourage energy efficient choices in new and existing residential homes and businesses


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Rider 30 Programs

  • Residential Programs

    • Heating & Appliance Incentive

    • Home Energy Savings

    • Multi-Family Home Energy Savings

    • Residential New Construction

    • Elementary Energy Education

    • Behavioral Energy Savings


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Rider 30 Programs

  • Business Customer Programs

    • Business Incentive

    • Custom Business

    • Economic Redevelopment

    • Retro-Commissioning

    • Small Business Energy Savings

    • Business New Construction

    • Building Performance with ENERGY STAR


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Rider 30 Programs

  • As filed Errata Budget:


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Rider 30 Programs

Rider 30 Implementation Team and Partners

  • Nicor Gas

  • Utility and Community Partners

  • Vendors to Carry Out Programs

  • You! (Trade Allies)


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Rider 30 Programs

For program information or to receive communications, email:

[email protected]


Trade ally involvement

Trade Ally Involvement

  • Trade Allies are the key to our success

  • In Rider 29:

    • Over 1700 contractors participated

    • Helped customers save nearly $5 million in rebates

    • Helped save over 1.6 million therms by helping customers choose high efficiency equipment

    • Helped us improve the program

      • Understanding product availability and sales

      • Making applications and receiving checks easier


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Trade Ally Involvement

  • Program partners include: Contractors, Distributors, Manufacturers, Retailers, and Trade Associations

  • We have shared goals – increasing customer awareness and helping customers choose high efficiency

  • We look to trade allies to understand market conditions

  • Provide program tools and resources to boost sales, including the Instant Discount and program materials

  • We want your success stories – many ways to showcase trade ally efforts in the Program


Program website

Program Website

www.nicorgasrebates.com

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 877-886-4239


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