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Project Launch: 04/01/2018

Partners: AECOM, Geothermal Alliance of Illinois, University of Illinois Chicago Energy Research Center

This pilot is helping to create a streamlined incentive for ground source heat pump installations at commercial, light industrial and public sector buildings.


To date, ComEd® customers could receive incentives for non-residential geothermal or ground-source heat pump (GSHP) installations through the ComEd Custom Program. Feedback from the geothermal installer community indicated that a more streamlined incentive process could help drive customer adoption of this measure. In 2018, the pilot team collected information on the market opportunity for commercial GSHP projects, developed a streamlined incentive program offering ($1000/ton) and submitted a TRM workpaper for v7 to help standardize M&V. Pre-applications for pilot incentives were accepted until February 28, 2019. All pilot installations will be complete by the end of the pilot period.