Ameren Illinois is pledging another $500,000 donation to help central and southern Illinois residents manage their energy bills during this summer's excessive heat wave.
This summer Ameren Illinois has contributed $1.17 million in energy assistance to low-income residents. This includes donations of $50,000 to Illinois military families and more than $600,000 to senior citizens to help offset energy costs this summer.
Ameren Illinois also donated $20,000 to a program that distributed fans and air conditioners to individuals and families in need including elderly and disabled customers.
"The weeks of record-breaking extreme temperatures have made life difficult for many of our customers," said Richard Mark, President and CEO of Ameren Illinois. "Just as we've been working hard to keep the delivery system reliable, we remain committed to providing energy assistance to those in need, especially now."
Ameren Illinois contributes a minimum of $1 million annually to energy assistance programs and offers a variety of options to help customers manage their electric utility bills.
July 31, 2012