COLLINSVILLE, IL (January 29, 2019). With wind chills expected to be below zero throughout most of the week as another round of winter storms moves into the Midwest, Ameren Illinois is reminding customers of tips on how to stay safe and warm.
"With the threat of severe weather forecasted for most of our service territory this week, we are taking additional steps to ensure the safety of our customers and personnel," said Richard Mark, chairman and president of Ameren Illinois. "In addition to activating the Emergency Operations Center to monitor the potential for disruptions to our system, we're reducing the amount of time personnel are outdoors and making sure call-outs will be handled by at least two people so no one is traveling alone."
Ameren Illinois activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC), as of 4 p.m. on Monday, to help coordinate response efforts associated with the winter weather threat this week.
In addition to the precautions the company is taking to ensure the safe and reliable operations of its system, Ameren Illinois is reminding its customers of the following tips:
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Ameren Illinois delivers energy to 1.2 million electric and 816,000 natural gas customers in Illinois. Our mission is to power the quality of life. Our service territory covers more than 1,200 communities and 43,700 square miles. For more information, visit AmerenIllinois.com, find us on Twitter @AmerenIllinois or Facebook