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Ameren Illinois implements smart technology to reduce costs, carbon footprint

Ameren Illinois implements smart technology to reduce costs, carbon footprint
March 14, 2017 Yodit Teklu

This story was originally published in St. Louis Business Journal on March 13, 2017.


By | bizjournals.com/stlouis


“Ameren Illinois began grid modernizations for its Illinois customers in 2016, which cut carbon emission by 220,000 pounds last year, according to Ryan Ellen, director of advanced metering infrastructure.

In 2011, the state of Illinois passed the Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act (EIMA), which allowed Ameren Illinois to start modernizing the grids for its 1.2 million electric and 800,000 gas customers. As the updates continue, Ellen said that the improvements will eliminate 350,000 pounds of carbon emissions a year …”

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