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Ameren Illinois to Host Energy Efficiency Business Symposium
Representatives from more than 600 businesses, non-profits and vendor companies expected to attend 1-day workshop Wednesday in Springfield

More than 600 business owners, nonprofit representatives, municipal officials and vendors are expected to participate in the 7th annual Ameren Illinois energy efficiency Business Symposium on Wed, June 8 in Springfield. The event is free and open to any Ameren Illinois business customer.

The nationally-recognized event offers a “one-stop shop” for energy efficiency programs, rebates and incentives that can help businesses reduce energy use and improve profitability.  Attendees will discover the latest energy efficiency trends, discuss potential projects with trusted contractors, and share best practices with business peers. 

In addition to engaging breakout sessions on a variety of topics, the event will feature a keynote address from Phil Reynolds, maintenance manager for The Hershey Company in Robinson, Illinois. Reynolds will discuss the benefits of implementing energy-saving projects and how those results helped the local facility be selected as the location for an investment in expanded Hershey product lines.

Ameren Illinois’ Business Symposium is a valuable tool for customers that are new to energy efficiency as well as those who want to dive deeper into emerging technologies and applications. 

Participants at this year's event will:

  • Be the first to learn about the newest program offerings and incentives to move projects forward.
  • Attend in-depth breakout sessions on topics such as LED lighting, custom natural gas projects, customer testimonial panels and more.
  • Meet Program Allies, trusted contractors who can implement energy efficiency projects.
  • Earn Continuing Education Units.
  • Receive a 15% bonus coupon potentially worth thousands in additional incentive dollars. Customers who have utilized the coupon have added an extra $5,800 to their project incentive check, on average.

The 2016 Business Symposium will be held:

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
* Registration, Breakfast and Exhibitor Viewing starts at 8 a.m.
Crowne Plaza Hotel
3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

For more information on the Business Symposium, visit ActOnEnergy.com/symposium or call 1-866-800-0747.

Since 2008, through Ameren Illinois’ energy-saving programs such as lighting rebates, insulation and heating and cooling upgrades, customers have reduced carbon emissions by 15 billion pounds, the equivalent of taking 1.4 million cars off of the streets for one year. 

Ameren Illinois delivers energy to 1.2 million electric and 816,000 natural gas customers in Illinois, and our mission is to power the quality of life. Our service area covers more than 1,200 communities and 43,700 square miles. For more information, visit AmerenIllinois.com or find us on Twitter @AmerenIllinois. For more on the energy efficiency programs available for your home or business program, visit ActOnEnergy.com.



For further information: Stacey Shangraw, 309.677.5073, sstockton-shangraw@ameren.com; Marcelyn Love, 217.535.5116, mlove@ameren.com