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Energy efficiency upgrades to local businesses provide $1.8 million in savings
Ameren Missouri program saves commercial customers more than 26 million kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2023

ST. LOUIS (June 26, 2023) – Ameren Missouri is announcing that more than 416 commercial customers have participated in its business energy savings program, BizSavers, in 2023. Combined, these customers have saved over $1.8 million on their energy costs after completing more than 575 energy efficiency projects, leading to in excess of 26 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity saved.

“Ameren Missouri is proud to work with many of our commercial customers, such as Toyota Missouri and the City of St. Charles School District, to help them save money on energy costs through our BizSavers program,” said Rich Wright, manager of energy efficiency at Ameren Missouri. “The program is designed to provide quick and easy savings, as well as customized solutions for businesses of any size. When businesses are able to adopt these, everyone benefits as a result.”

BizSavers provides cash incentives for energy efficiency upgrades such as LED lighting, high-efficiency HVAC and refrigeration systems, commercial-grade cooking equipment, motor controls/variable frequency drives, and much more.

Toyota Missouri’s 1,000 team members produce cylinder heads for every Toyota vehicle built in North America. The manufacturer, located in Troy, Missouri, has participated in BizSavers since 2017. The plant has saved over 5.3 million kWh of electricity and reduced energy consumption by nearly 13%.

“Respect for the planet is a core value at Toyota, and we are always looking for opportunities to reduce our energy consumption,” said Travis Hartman, senior manager of environmental and facilities at Toyota Missouri. “We’re grateful for the partnership with Ameren that helps us meet our environmental goals.”

The City of St. Charles School District and Ameren Missouri's BizSavers partnership has contributed to substantial financial savings and significant green energy upgrades. This relationship has provided the district with over $1 million in rebates and incentives and has had a positive increase in the Energy Star Rating for every district building.

“One of our most recent projects took St. Charles High School, a nearly 100-year-old building, from an Energy Star Rating of 15 to now trending at 61,” said Jeremy Shields, assistant superintendent of operations for the City of St. Charles School District. “Not only did this improve the building environment for students and staff, but we now anticipate the district will have approximately $90,000 in annual energy savings for St. Charles High School alone.”

The BizSavers program offers several energy efficiency programs through Ameren Missouri to help commercial customers manage their energy use and reduce costs. In 2022, 1,332 commercial customers completed more than 2,000 projects, saving nearly 141 million kWh of electricity and benefiting from an estimated savings total of more than $13.7 million through the BizSavers program.

Visit AmerenMissouri.com/BizSavers to see how businesses can save.

About Ameren Missouri
Ameren Missouri has been providing electric and gas service for more than 100 years, and the company's electric rates are among the lowest in the nation. Ameren Missouri's mission is to power the quality of life for its 1.2 million electric and 135,000 natural gas customers in central and eastern Missouri. The company's service area covers 64 counties and more than 500 communities, including the greater St. Louis area. For more information, visit Ameren.com/Missouri or follow us on Twitter at @AmerenMissouri or Facebook.com/AmerenMissouri.