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.
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