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Ameren Illinois Announces Winners of Energy Innovator Awards Competition
Nine organizations recognized for outstanding achievements in energy efficiency

COLLINSVILLE, IL (October 23, 2019) – Nine organizations were named Ameren Illinois Energy Innovator award winners Tuesday at a special event in Springfield.  In its second year, the Energy Innovators competition recognizes organizations for their outstanding achievements in energy efficiency.

"This year's Energy Innovator Award recipients have demonstrated a commitment to environmental stewardship that is impressive and undeniable," said Richard J. Mark, chairman and president of Ameren Illinois. "From implementing equipment upgrades and new technology to educating their employees and customers about the benefits of energy efficiency, these organizations have bettered the communities in which we all live and work."

To be considered for an Energy Innovator award, projects or programs had to take place between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.

Organizations were eligible to receive an award in one of three categories:

  • Energy Savings Projects – Energy efficiency projects that generated significant cost savings by reducing energy usage.
  • New Technology Projects – Energy efficiency projects that utilized new or innovative technology.
  • Community Benefit – Projects or programs that increased energy efficiency engagement in underserved communities, created jobs or training opportunities in the energy efficiency industry, or helped to expand or launch new energy efficiency businesses.

The top organization in each category received $5,000; second and third place winners received $1,500 and $500, respectively. The funds are to be utilized for implementation of an energy efficiency project.

A list of award finalists and a description of each project is attached.

About Ameren Illinois 
Ameren Illinois delivers energy to 1.2 million electric and 816,000 natural gas customers in Illinois. Ameren Illinois' Energy Efficiency program is ranked in the top 15 nationally by ACEEE, a leading energy efficiency organization. Since its inception in 2008, Ameren Illinois' Energy Efficiency Program has helped customers reduce their energy usage by over 2.5 million megawatt-hours and save over $1.2 billion.

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