Crews from Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois have been dispatched to Chicago to help restore power after the devastating weekend storm. At its peak, the storm left more than a quarter of a million customers of the utility, Commonwealth Edison, in the dark. Ameren Missouri has dispatched 50 linemen and Ameren Illinois has sent 50 contractors as well as 65 linemen and support personnel to help with restoration.
The Ameren Missouri personnel sent to Chicago are from the St. Louis metro area, as well as central and eastern Missouri. Illinois crews and staff are from all six divisions of the Ameren Illinois territory.
Support personnel are from a cross-section of departments, including supervisors, fleet mechanics, safety and logistics.
The Ameren crews will be at work sites in Chicago for an estimated four to five days, assisting ComEd crews until power has been restored to all customers. Ameren crews are helping with power restoration efforts for customers of ComEd because they understand the importance of assisting neighboring utilities during their time of need.
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With assets of more than $24 billion, St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation owns a diverse mix of electric generating plants strategically located in our Midwest market, with a generating capacity of more than 16,300 megawatts. Through our Missouri and Illinois subsidiaries, we serve 2.4 million electric customers and nearly 1 million natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area. Our mission is to meet their energy needs in a safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally responsible manner. For more information, visit Ameren.com.
CONTACT: Missouri - Kent Martin, 314.554.2182, firstname.lastname@example.org; Illinois - Stacey Stockton-Shangraw, 309-677-5073, email@example.com