AmerenUE announced today that Bent-Wood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has agreed to purchase renewable energy credits (RECs) through the company’s Pure Power™ program.
Bent-Wood’s commitment to this voluntary program will help prevent approximately 80 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), a leading greenhouse gas, from entering the atmosphere each year. This is equal to the CO2 reduction provided by more than 18 acres of forest storing carbon for one year or by taking almost 17 cars off the road for a year.
Pure Power is AmerenUE’s voluntary renewable energy program. It gives residential customers the option to add an extra 1.5 cents per kilowatthour to their monthly bills, offsetting 100 percent of their energy usage with clean, renewable energy. Commercial and industrial customers, like Bent-Wood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, participate by buying “blocks” of Pure Power, paying $15 a month for each 1,000 kilowatt-hours used. Pure Power funds are then used to purchase renewable energy certificate from qualified wind farms.
Bent-Wood’s purchase of 96 blocks of Pure Power each year makes it a Pure Power Leader—a designation reserved for companies, governments or other large users of electricity who agree to offset between 4-20 percent of their energy usage through Pure Power purchases.
“Our residents, staff, and management understand the impact of our decision today. That is why we are so very pleased to be a part of this clean energy program,” said Timothy Woodard, President, Bent-Wood Nursing & Rehabilitation
For more information about the Pure Power program, go to www.ameren.com/purepower. AmerenUE’s Pure Power program is Green-e® Certified by the not-for-profit Center for Resource Solution. Green-e is the leading renewable energy certification and verification program in the U.S.
AmerenUE is a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation. The Ameren companies serve 2.4 million electric customers and nearly one million natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area of Missouri and Illinois.
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CONTACT: Tim Fox, 314.554.3120, of AmerenUE