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Ameren Illinois Announces Act On Energy Take the Pledge Giveaway
Be a Winner - Take the Pledge

PEORIA, Ill., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameren Illinois electricity and natural gas customers now have an opportunity to win twice when they enter the Ameren Illinois Act On Energy® Take the Pledge Giveaway.

"Just by taking the pledge, our customers will be winners when they save money on their energy bills. In addition, Take the Pledge Giveaway entrants have a chance to win a major appliance of their choice or one of two home improvement store gift certificates," said Stan Ogden, Ameren Illinois vice president of Customer Service & Public Relations.

"Our customers are making a very real difference when they take the pledge," Ogden said. "Pledge results for 2009-10 show that Ameren Illinois customers will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 46 million pounds, cut electricity usage by more than 25 million kilowatt-hours and reduce natural gas usage by nearly 61 billion British thermal units. In all, customers will save more than $3.6 million on their energy bills."

Ameren Illinois customers enter by pledging to take an energy efficiency step, such as replacing one incandescent light with a high-efficiency compact fluorescent light (CFL) or going further by replacing all old lights with CFLs or installing a high-efficiency natural gas furnace.

The grand prize winner will be able to select an Energy Star qualified appliance valued at up to $2,000. The first prize and second prize winners will receive a $300 and $100 home improvement store gift certificates respectively.

Customers may enter the take the Pledge Giveaway by visiting ActOnEnergy.com. Customers also may enter by mail. For information on mail entries, visit ActOnEnergy.com or call 1-866-838-6918.

All Take the Pledge Giveaway entries must be received by April 21, 2011.

Act On Energy offers energy efficiency advice plus a variety of financial incentives and rebates for residential customers. Full details are available at ActOnEnergy.com, by calling 1-866-838-6918 or by sending an e-mail to ActOnEnergyResidential@ameren.com.

Ameren Illinois has been providing energy delivery service for more than a century. We deliver 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.

SOURCE Ameren Illinois