As a member of the Springfield business community, CWLP values the bond we share with other members of that community. And we constantly strive to find ways to better serve you. The success and prosperity
of your business helps ensure the success and prosperity of our city as a whole and we, as your electric and water provider, want to do whatever we can to help ensure that success.
Toward that end, we currently offer a variety of special programs and services, some of which benefit both business and residential customers and others that have been designed specifically with our
business customers in mind. These services include rebates for improving the energy efficiency of your facilities, special rates for growing your business, access to CWLP's high-speed
fiber optics network, the ability of businesses and individuals that become independent electricity generators to interconnect to CWLP's transmission system, and more.
Installing a new high-efficiency heat pump can save you money and earn you a rebate on your CWLP electric bill.
In addition, customers who install heat pumps as their primary1 heating source are eligible for the utility's Electric Heat Rate, which provides a 9% savings over CWLP's regular
residential electric rate from September 16 through May 15. (NOTE: Customers who are currently on CWLP's Electric Rates 34-37 already receive this savings.)
The Heat Pump Rebate is available to CWLP electric customers who install qualifying air-source or geothermal heat pumps in their new or existing residential or commercial properties.
(Any structure that is not owner-occupied, including apartment complexes, retirement facilities and office buildings, is considered a commercial property for
purposes of this rebate program. For commercial heat pump rebates, pre-approval from CWLP prior to system installation is required.
Heat Pump Rebate Announcement
The amount of your rebate depends on whether or not your heat pump is an air-source or geothermal system. For an Air-Source System, your rebate
will be $300 per ton of installed cooling capacity. For a Geothermal System your rebate will be $500 per ton of installed cooling capacity.Rebates are granted on a first-come,
first-served basis while funding lasts. All rebates under $1,000 will be provided as bill credits. For rebates of $1,000 or higher, customers may opt to receive their rebate in check
form by marking the appropriate box on the rebate application and providing their social security number or, in the case of commercial applicants, a W-9 form. Checks are available only for rebate amounts of $1,000 or more.
All equipment model numbers will be verified through the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) Directory of Certified Unitary Equipment. In addition,
CWLP reserves the right to make on-site inspections of heat pump installations before granting rebates.To receive a Heat Pump Rebate, residential
customers must complete and return a Heat Pump Rebate Application to CWLP within one year of the heat pump's installation date.
To qualify for the Heat Pump Rebate program, commercial customers must apply for pre-approval from CWLP prior to installing their heat pump system.
Once you are pre-approved for the rebate you can continue the application process. To apply for your residential heat pump rebate, following installation complete and sign a Residential
Heat Pump Rebate Application, have your contractor sign it, and submit it—along with a detailed sales receipt that includes equipment model numbers and the total project cost—to CWLP within one year of the installation date.
Heat Pump Rebate Application Form
Rebates for commercial water loop heat pump systems are available on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the CWLP Energy
Services by phone at 217.789.2070 or email at email@example.com for information about this program.
Entities (such as wind farms and other independent power generators) interested in interconnecting to CWLP's transmission system can find information needed to assist them in this process on the Midcontinent
Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO) website. This information includes CWLP's Planning Criteria and CWLP's Interconnection Procedures, both of which are discussed in detail below.
The CWLP Planning Criteria, which has been developed to accurately assess the utility's transmission system, provides a guide for CWLP engineers, as well as entities that are requesting
interconnection with the CWLP system. The criteria in this document are unconditional and provide the standards on which CWLP's transmission system is planned.
The CWLP Interconnection Procedures have been developed by the CWLP Planning Department to assist entities wishing to interconnect their new or modified transmission facilities or generators
with the City of Springfield (CWLP) transmission system. Transmission facilities are considered to be those that are 138 kV or higher or that provide 69 kV networked interconnection.
NOTE: Facilities of a lower voltage than those noted above are considered distribution, rather than transmission, facilities. Entities with distribution facilities that are
interested in interconnecting with CWLP should contact the Superintendent of Electric Transmission, Distribution & Operations — 217.757.8520, ext. 2169— for more information.
Please fill out the application below before interconnecting.
CWLP Transmission Interconnection Procedures
We have a whole page dedicated to Energy Audits, and you can find it below.
Energy Audits Page
We have a whole page dedicated to CWLP's Fiber Network, and you can find it below.
Fiber Optics Page