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Ameren Illinois ActOnEnergy symposium focus is on energy savings for businesses and nonprofits
Registrants to receive 15% incentive bonus

On May 22, Ameren Illinois businesses and nonprofit electric and natural gas customers will have an opportunity to learn how to reduce energy bills and receive Ameren Illinois ActOnEnergy® program energy efficiency financial incentives.

The symposium will run from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Collinsville gateway Center, One Gateway Drive, Collinsville. The event will feature luncheon remarks from Ameren Illinois President and CEO Richard J. Mark.

All Ameren Illinois business and nonprofit customers who attend the symposium will receive a special 15 percent incentive bonus coupon. Those who redeemed bonus coupons from previous symposiums received an average of $5,200 in bonus incentive payments.

There is no charge to attend, but registration is required by visiting ActOnEnergy.com/symposium or by calling 1-866-800-0747. All who attend will receive a complimentary lunch. In addition, those who register by March 31 are eligible to win an iPod Touch or Apple TV. Those who register by between April 1 and April 30 are eligible to win an Apple TV.

Representatives of local governments and other public entities whose energy efficiency programs are administered by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity also are encouraged to register and attend the symposium. A portion of the symposium breakout sessions will be provided by DCEO regarding the Illinois Energy Now program they administer for governmental and other public entity customers of Ameren Illinois.

“The ActOnEnergy program was a great help for me to show the church council what savings were available to us to perform upgrades that otherwise would have probably been ignored,” said Scott Winte, property board chairman of Trinity Lutheran Church in Edwardsville.“A big help was the incentives available to upgrade our lower level lighting from T12 to T8 lamps and ballasts, giving us an operating reduction of approximately 40 percent. We also upgraded our exit lights to LED at a savings to us after incentives of about 85 to 90 percent. Not only energy savings, but a much more stylish look,” Winte said.

“We are currently looking into replacing our altar lighting with LED lighting and change out our gym metal halide highbay lights with T5 high output lights. With help from the ActOnEnergy program, I hope to make these two projects happen,” Winte said.

“Can’t wait to attend the symposium to learn more ways we can become more energy efficient,” said Mike Gabbert, facilities manager for the Children’s Home Association of Illinois in Peoria and Bloomington.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the symposiums that I have attended and learned much,” said Bruce Fitzgerald, parish administrator for St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Washington.

ActOnEnergy offers business customers – including private schools and nonprofits – energy efficiency incentives for lighting, refrigeration, motor systems and HVAC systems. Incentives also are available for retro commissioning, multi-family buildings, commercial kitchen equipment, and hotel and motel guest room energy management systems.

ActOnEnergy also offers incentives and rebates to residential customers. For more information on residential programs, visit ActOnEnergy.com, call 1-866-838-6918 or send an e-mail to: ActOnEnergyResidential@ameren.com.

The ActOnEnergy program is funded through a small charge (Rider EDR for electricity customers and Rider GER for natural gas customers) on customer bills. These charges are mandated by state law.

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Ameren Illinois delivers energy to 1.2 million electric and 813,000 natural gas customers in downstate Illinois, and our mission is to meet their energy needs in a safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally responsible manner. Our service area covers more than 1,200 communities and 43,700 square miles. For more information, visit AmerenIllinois.com or on Twitter - @AmerenIllinois.

CONTACT: Leigh Morris, 217.535.5228, lmorris@ameren.com; Stacey Stockton-Shangraw, 309-677-5073, sstockton-shangraw@ameren.com