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Energy Policy Sparks Creative Efficiency Programmes

Sometimes the system works. Sometimes public policy encourages responsible yet profitable action by the private sector, and that private sector action can lead to benefits for customers and the environment. The recently proposed energy efficiency program by Ameren, in the State of Missouri, might just become an example of that, despite the conservative figures. Ameren Missouri has submitted its new energy-efficiency programs to regulators. If approved, the utility expects to invest about $135 million over three years and anticipates that investment will yield customer energy savings of more than $260 million over 20 years. The utility has been investing in energy-efficiency programs since 2009. The last three-year plan that began in 2013 has been regarded as a success. For the 2016-2018 plan, Ameren provides energy saving options ranging from energy-efficient lighting to HVAC replacement rebates and more for residential and business customers. The program, referred to as ActOnEnergy, also has included utility-installed energy-efficient equipment in […]

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