Ameren

Utilities across the country are taking time this week to warn customers about the threat of scammers.

Electric utility Ameren Illinois is being criticized for backing away from energy efficiency goals agreed to late last year.

The company negotiated targets in the Future Energy Jobs Act — but now says it cannot meet them cost-effectively.

Ameren Illinois says because of a new state law its customers are saving on their electric bill.

The Future Energy Jobs Act went into effect on June 1st and is expected to reduce Ameren Illinois residential customers' future bills by an average of $1.69 per month over 10 years.

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Ameren Illinois Friday donated 50 air conditioner units to help low-income residents deal with the summer heat.

Ameren's senior director of division operations John Barud says the utility wants to be a good community partner by helping those in need cool their homes.

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Ameren Illinois has some new tools to utilize in emergencies.

The utility gave the media a sneak peek Thursday into the technology its using to prepare for storms and respond to outages.

Almost 500 Ameren Illinois customers in the Jefferson County village of Bluford will be without power for several hours.

Delivery rates will be going up in January for Ameren gas and electricity customers in Illinois.

The Illinois Commerce Commission approved the increases on Wednesday.

There's a new tool to compare electricity rates between alternative and major suppliers in Illinois.

Ameren Illinois is seeking a more than $206 million rate hike to help pay for upgrades to its electricity power grid.

The sale of five Illinois coal-fueled electricity plants from Ameren to Texas-based Dynegy hinges on an Illinois Pollution Control Board decision to extend the same consideration to Dynegy it has already given Ameren.

Quinn Vetoes Smart Grid Update

May 6, 2013

Governor Pat Quinn has put himself between big electric utilities and power consumers, vetoing legislation meant to pave the way for a rate increase by ComEd and Ameren. But it may be just a temporary setback for the utilities.

The legislation would allow ComEd and Ameren to get about $70 million more out of consumers every year.
Quinn says that, along with other rate increases the utilities are seeking, the average consumer would see an increase of $5-$6 a month.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather...

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller has the morning news and weather.