RELEASE: Ameren Illinois announces commitment to put 300,000 smart thermostats in customer homes and businesses

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. /PRNewswire/ — Building on its commitment to help customers become more energy efficient, Ameren Illinois announced an initiative to put 300,000 smart thermostats in customer homes and businesses.

Ameren Illinois Chairman and President Richard J. Mark was joined by Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) Chairman Brien Sheahan, as well as representatives from the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) and leading manufacturers ecobee and Nest in announcing the plan Wednesday afternoon in East St. Louis.

(From L) Dave Bend – Nest, Jackie Asch – ecobee, Kristol Simms – Ameren Illinois, Richard J. Mark – Ameren Illinois, Brien Sheahan – Illinois Commerce Commission, Rob Kelter – Environmental Law & Policy Center

Ameren Illinois customers can purchase a qualified ENERGY STAR® smart thermostat and apply online to receive a $100 discount in the mail.  An instant smart thermostat rebate and an online marketplace will be available in the next few weeks to make the process even easier for customers to save.  Rebates are being provided to customers through energy efficiency program funding approved by the Illinois Commerce Commission under the landmark Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA).

The initiative also seeks to get smart thermostats into the residences of income-eligible customers. Those qualified can now have one of the devices installed for free as part of the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program.

“When the Future Energy Jobs Act was passed, we made a bold commitment to ensure that benefits of energy efficiency would be available to all of our customers, especially those with limited financial means,” said Mark. “With today’s announcement, we’re living up to that promise. Putting 300,000 smart thermostats in customer homes and businesses is an ambitious goal, but we’re confident that with the collaboration of our partners we can make that vision a reality.”

Easy to install and operate, use of a smart thermostat can save between 10 and 15 percent on heating and cooling costs. The devices enable customers to adjust settings on the go via smartphone apps. Additionally, many smart thermostats models can sense when the homeowner and/or residents are away from home and automatically modify the temperature, further reducing energy usage.

“Smart thermostats will empower Ameren Illinois residential and business customers to better manage their energy usage, and give them more control over their monthly bill,” said ICC Chairman Brien J. Sheahan.  “On behalf of Governor Bruce Rauner and the ICC, we applaud Ameren Illinois for continuing the state’s more than 100-year tradition of leadership on energy issues by embracing new innovation and technology, like smart thermostats, that help our state reach its energy efficiency goals.”

“Smart thermostats will help consumers to stop cooling and heating empty homes,” said Rob Kelter, Senior Attorney for the Environmental Law & Policy Center. “With this initiative, Ameren Illinois is stepping up to help its customers save money and reduce pollution at the same time.”

The initiative is bolstered by the active involvement from leading smart thermostat brands, including Nest and ecobee.  Since 2011, Nest thermostats around the world have helped customers save more than 22 billion kilowatt-hours of energy and their work with Ameren is in service of this mission to bring energy efficiency to more homes across the U.S.

ecobee introduced the world’s first smart wi-fi thermostat to help homeowners save money, conserve energy and live more comfortably.  “We applaud the commitment that Ameren Illinois is making here today and are thrilled to offer the Ameren Illinois customers a better way to save on their energy bill and reduce their carbon footprint,” said Stuart Lombard, president and CEO of ecobee.

Ameren Illinois’ energy efficiency program is recognized as one of the best in the country – rated #12 by ACEEE, an independent energy efficiency organization. Over the past nine years, Ameren Illinois has helped its customers reduce their energy usage by nearly 12 million megawatt-hours, saving them approximately $781 million. This improved energy efficiency has enabled Ameren Illinois customers to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 8.3 million metric tons – the equivalent of taking nearly 1.8 million cars off the road for a year.

To learn more about the program or apply for smart thermostat rebates, please visit www.AmerenIllinoisSavings.com. Income-eligible customers can also find the home energy audit application on that website or simply call 866.838.6918.

About Ameren Illinois

Ameren Illinois delivers energy to 1.2 million electric and 816,000 natural gas customers in central and southern Illinois.  The company is devoting $114 million per year to help customers reduce energy and save money on their energy bills, and expanding access to energy efficiency programs and services for moderate-to-low income customers.  For more information, visit AmerenIllinois.com, find us on Twitter @AmerenIllinois or Facebook.

89 thoughts on “RELEASE: Ameren Illinois announces commitment to put 300,000 smart thermostats in customer homes and businesses

  1. 오늘축구분석( >→mir101.COM 카톡pro9999←< ) 유로파리그결과 토토매니아 메이저놀이터-http://www.mir101.com/ 메이저놀이터-http://nave88.com/ 메이저놀이터-http://www.mir101.com/ 메이저놀이터-http://nave88.com/

  2. Magnificent goods from you, man. I have understand your
    stuff previous to and you are just extremely fantastic.
    I really like what you have acquired here, certainly like what you are stating and the way in which you say it.
    You make it entertaining and you still care for to keep it wise.
    I cant wait to read far more from you. This is really a terrific website.

  3. I like the valuable information you provide in your articles.
    I will bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently.
    I am quite certain I’ll learn a lot of new
    stuff right here! Good luck for the next!

  4. My partner and I absolutely love your blog and
    find the majority of your post’s to be just what I’m looking for.
    Would you offer guest writers to write content for you?
    I wouldn’t mind writing a post or elaborating on some of the subjects you
    write concerning here. Again, awesome web log!

  5. My partner and I absolutely love your blog and find a lot of your post’s to be exactly what I’m looking for.
    Do you offer guest writers to write content available
    for you? I wouldn’t mind writing a post or elaborating on some
    of the subjects you write related to here. Again, awesome
    website!

  6. I pay a visit each day some web pages and information sites to
    read posts, but this blog offers feature based posts.

  7. Aw, this was an exceptionally good post. Finding the time and actual effort to
    make a very good article… but what can I say… I
    put things off a lot and don’t seem to get nearly anything
    done.

  8. I like what you guys tend to be up too. This sort of clever work and
    coverage! Keep up the very good works guys I’ve added you guys to my own blogroll.

  9. Heya! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone 4!
    Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts!
    Keep up the superb work!

  10. Its like you learn my mind! You appear to know a lot approximately this, like you
    wrote the ebook in it or something. I think that you simply
    could do with a few p.c. to drive the message house a bit,
    but instead of that, this is fantastic blog. A fantastic read.
    I’ll certainly be back.

  11. Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a amusement account
    it. Look advanced to far added agreeable from you! By the way, how could we communicate?

  12. Great website. A lot of helpful information here. I’m sending it to a few
    buddies ans additionally sharing in delicious. And of
    course, thank you to your sweat!

  13. you are really a good webmaster. The web site loading pace is amazing.
    It kind of feels that you’re doing any distinctive trick.
    Moreover, The contents are masterwork. you’ve done a wonderful process on this topic!

  14. Valuable info. Lucky me I discovered your web site by accident,
    and I am shocked why this accident didn’t came about
    in advance! I bookmarked it.

  15. I was extremely pleased to discover this page. I need to to thank you for your time
    for this particularly fantastic read!! I definitely
    enjoyed every bit of it and i also have you book-marked to look at new
    information in your website.

  16. you are really a excellent webmaster. The website loading velocity is amazing.

    It sort of feels that you’re doing any distinctive trick.
    Moreover, The contents are masterpiece. you’ve done a magnificent task
    on this subject!

  17. Hi would you mind letting me know which web host you’re working
    with? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different browsers and I must
    say this blog loads a lot faster then most. Can you suggest a
    good hosting provider at a honest price? Many thanks, I appreciate it!

  18. When I originally commented I appear to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments
    are added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment is added I
    recieve 4 emails with the exact same comment. Is there a means you are able to remove me from that service?
    Kudos!

  19. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any
    widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest
    twitter updates. I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this
    for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience
    with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything.
    I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

  20. Hi, i think that i noticed you visited my site so i came to go back
    the favor?.I am attempting to in finding issues to improve my web site!I suppose its ok to
    use a few of your ideas!!

  21. Every weekend i used to pay a quick visit this site, as i wish for enjoyment,
    for the reason that this this web site conations truly nice funny
    stuff too.

  22. When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox
    and now each time a comment is added I get three e-mails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove people from that service?
    Appreciate it!

  23. Whoa! This blog looks exactly like my old one! It’s on a completely different topic but it has pretty much the same
    layout and design. Superb choice of colors!

  24. Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it.
    Look advanced to more added agreeable from you! However, how could
    we communicate?

  25. hey there and thank you for your info – I’ve definitely picked up something
    new from right here. I did however expertise a few technical issues using this
    website, since I experienced to reload the web site a lot of times previous to I could
    get it to load properly. I had been wondering if your web hosting is OK?
    Not that I’m complaining, but slow loading instances times will sometimes affect your placement in google and could damage your high quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords.
    Anyway I’m adding this RSS to my e-mail and can look out for
    a lot more of your respective interesting
    content. Ensure that you update this again soon.

  26. Heya i am for the primary time here. I came across this board and I
    find It really helpful & it helped me out much.

    I am hoping to provide something back and help others such
    as you helped me.

  27. What i do not understood is actually how you are now not really much more well-favored than you
    might be now. You’re very intelligent. You know therefore considerably on the subject of this subject, produced
    me personally imagine it from a lot of numerous angles.
    Its like men and women aren’t fascinated until it’s one thing
    to accomplish with Girl gaga! Your own stuffs excellent.
    All the time deal with it up!

  28. I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you design this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it
    for you? Plz answer back as I’m looking to construct my own blog
    and would like to find out where u got this from.

    thank you

  29. A motivating discussion is worth comment. I do think that you should write more
    about this subject, it may not be a taboo subject but usually people do not speak about such topics.
    To the next! Cheers!!

  30. My programmer is trying to convince me to move to .net from PHP.

    I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses.
    But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using WordPress on a variety of
    websites for about a year and am worried about switching
    to another platform. I have heard good things about blogengine.net.
    Is there a way I can import all my wordpress
    posts into it? Any kind of help would be really
    appreciated!

  31. Greetings! Very useful advice in this particular article!
    It’s the little changes that will make the most significant changes.
    Many thanks for sharing!

  32. We are a gaggle of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community.
    Your site provided us with helpful information to work on.
    You have done a formidable job and our whole community will likely
    be thankful to you.

  33. Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
    The text in your post seem to be running off the screen in Firefox.

    I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with web browser compatibility but I figured
    I’d post to let you know. The style and design look great though!
    Hope you get the problem solved soon. Thanks

  34. I blog frequently and I really appreciate your information. Your article has truly peaked my interest.

    I am going to book mark your website and keep checking for new details about once a week.
    I subscribed to your RSS feed too.

  35. Undeniably imagine that that you stated. Your favourite justification appeared to be
    at the internet the simplest factor to remember of.

    I say to you, I definitely get annoyed at the same time as other folks think about
    issues that they just do not know about. You controlled to hit
    the nail upon the highest and outlined out the whole thing with no need
    side effect , other folks could take a signal. Will
    probably be back to get more. Thanks

  36. Woah! I’m really enjoying the template/theme of this blog.
    It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s tough to get that “perfect balance” between user friendliness and visual appearance.
    I must say you have done a excellent job with this.
    Additionally, the blog loads very quick for me on Chrome.
    Superb Blog!

  37. Everything is very open with a clear clarification of the challenges.
    It was really informative. Your website is very useful.
    Thank you for sharing!

  38. Hello are using WordPress for your site platform? I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying
    to get started and create my own. Do you need any coding expertise to make your own blog?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  39. Today, I went to the beach front with my children. I
    found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said
    “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put
    the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.