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Taking to the Air to Fix Power Problems

Oct 4, 2017
Courtesy of Ameren Illinois

Ameren Illinois held a demonstration in Galesburg to show how it's starting to use drones to resolve power outages more quickly.

Ameren Illinois moved into a new multi-million dollar facility in Macomb’s business park over the summer, leaving behind a century-old worksite.  Now the company is working to clean up its old facility at the corner of Calhoun St. and N. Campbell St. near downtown Macomb.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Ameren Illinois’ new operating plant in Macomb will serve as a model for the energy provider’s future facilities.

The $9-million facility is the first of its kind, according to Ameren. It’s also the first new plant the company has built in 20 years.

Rich Egger

Ameren Illinois said it will file a request with the Illinois Commerce Commission next week for a $14-million reduction in electric delivery service rates for 2017.  

Screen capture from Ameren Illinois' website

UPDATE: Ameren Illinois has restored power to many customers in west central Illinois as of 8 a.m. Wednesday. Still about 1,000 residents of Knox County and 500 people in Warren County still do not have power.

Ameren Illinois to Install "Advanced Meters" by 2019

Dec 20, 2015
Credit: www.vde.com

More than 750,000 Ameren Illinois customers can expect to see "advanced meters" installed in their homes by 2019.

lance robotson / Flickr Creative Commons

The city of Galesburg is warning residents about energy suppliers that are going door to door to drum up business.


Ameren Illinois is being told to reduce its distribution rates for next year for its electricity customers.

Ameren & ComEd Get Their Way in Illinois

May 22, 2013

The Illinois General Assembly has overridden Governor Pat Quinn's veto of legislation that addresses so-called "Smart Grid" technology.

Illinois regulators have  given Ameren Illinois permission to raise natural gas rates by about $32 million.

The Illinois Commerce  Commission said it will allow rates to rise by 1.2%  to 5.4%, depending where customers live. The rates would go up starting this month.

The Citizens Utility Board said it will appeal the decision.  Board executive director David Kolata pointed out the decision comes just  as Illinois faces the first real cold weather of winter.

CUB complained the rate increase is $2 million more than an administrative  law judge recommended last fall.