The Northern Illinois Agricultural Energy Efficiency Program is designed to help dairy, swine, equine, poultry, greenhouse and other production farms save energy and money. This program provides technical and financial assistance to make energy savings happen. The program is funded by customers of ComEd, a northern Illinois electric utility, in compliance with Illinois law.

Bethany Reinholtz, program manager of the Northern Illinois Agricultural Energy Efficiency Program, has helped hundreds of producers not only improve their agricultural operations, but save money on energy costs too. Says Reinholtz, "There are many benefits to having a free energy assessment completed for your farm operation. If you aren't taking advantage of state, federal and utility programs designed to provide step-by-step suggestions on how to save energy and money, now and in the future, plus cash incentives to help you get it done, you are missing out on some very valuable opportunities. These programs are here to help agricultural producers."

There are several ways that the Northern Illinois Agricultural Energy Efficiency Program helps producers. Here are just a few.

  • Free energy assessment tailored to your agricultural operations.
  • Cash incentives for installing energy efficient equipment, such as: LED lighting, VFD's, fans, controllers, and more.
  • Free objective, third-party information on practical ways to save.

Eligible participants include residential and small business customers with a peak electric load of 100 kW and below who take delivery from ComEd, regardless of their choice of electric supplier. Contact us if you are unsure if you qualify.

Cash incentives are available on a first-come first-served basis. If you are interested in a free assessment or to find out more about the program and cash incentive offerings, contact us at 866.652.4219, email, or you can even complete a request form online at

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