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Ameren Missouri Offers Low-income Tenants Energy Efficiency Home Makeovers

Some low-income residents are finding new ways to save energy and money on their electric bills through Ameren Missouri’s Multifamily Income-Qualified Program. The program provides energy efficient replacement appliances in federally subsidized rental properties – free of charge. Ameren Missouri also educates residents on ways to use electricity more efficiently. On average, these upgrades are expected to save residents $125 a year and provide them with a safer and healthier living environment. 

“Through this program, we ensure that our most vulnerable customers are able to benefit from the latest energy efficient technology, and that saves them money on their energy bills,” says Richard Mark, senior vice president, Ameren Missouri Customer Operations.

Owners or managers of low-income, federally subsidized buildings with at least three units can apply to the program. Ameren Missouri asks that they commit to making energy efficiency improvements to common areas in the building. After an energy audit of the facility, crews install needed improvements, including ENERGY STAR®-qualified refrigerators and air conditioners, programmable thermostats, dehumidifiers, and lighting, like energy efficient compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, in the apartments.

So far, Ameren Missouri has completed more than 5,000 unit makeovers and is working to upgrade 530 units in St. Louis; 39 units in Jefferson City; 148 units in Cape Girardeau; 163 units in Kirksville; and hundreds more in smaller Missouri communities. 

Contacts: Lisa Manzo, 314-554-6157, lmanzo@ameren.com

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Ameren Missouri has been providing electric and gas service for more than a century, and our electric rates are among the lowest in the nation. We serve 1.2 million electric and 126,000 natural gas customers in central and eastern Missouri. Our mission is to meet their energy needs in a safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally responsible manner. Our service area covers 63 counties and more than 500 communities, including the greater St. Louis area. For more information, visit AmerenMissouri.com.