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Ameren Illinois Utilities Announce New Speakers Bureau Program
Public Service Addresses Wide Range of Energy Issues

PEORIA, Ill., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- From energy safety to energy efficiency, the Ameren Illinois Utilities' Speakers Bureau is a new public service initiative designed to provide audiences with the most up-to-date energy information.

"We created the Speakers Bureau because we believe it is important that our customers get the information they need to use energy safely," said Sean Vanslyke, Ameren Illinois Utilities manager of Community and Public Relations. "In addition, we will share innovative ways customers can use less energy and spend less, and to help them prepare for emergency-related service interruptions."

Topics covered by the Ameren Illinois Utilities Speakers Bureau include:

-- Energy Safety (natural gas and electricity) provides general safety tips and safety for children.

-- Energy Efficiency shows ways to use less and spend less on energy bills.

-- Illinois Choice helps customers understand energy supplier service options.

-- Getting Power to Your House explains how electricity is delivered to homes and businesses.

-- Why the Power Goes Out looks at reasons service can be interrupted and how the Ameren Illinois Utilities restore it.

Speakers may be booked for all types of organizations, including civic groups, service clubs, churches, schools, veterans groups and businesses.

To book a speaker or for more information, call 1-309-677-5488. Organizations should call at least four weeks in advance of a speaking date. For more information about various energy topics, customers are encouraged to visit http://www.actonenergy.net/.

The Ameren Illinois Utilities provide energy delivery service to 1.2 million electric and more than 840,000 natural gas customers in a 43,700-square-mile area of Illinois.

SOURCE: Ameren Illinois Utilities

CONTACT: Leigh Morris, +1-217-535-5228, or Neal Johnson,
+1-309-677-5284, or Victoria Busch, +1-618-346-1286, all for Ameren Illinois

Web site: http://www.ameren.com/