Ameren Illinois Utilities, Watts Solution Program

Award category

Innovation

Year released

2010

Innovative partnership with library systems puts engaging energy monitoring kit in the hands of customers, free of charge. As part of its Act On Energy initiative, Ameren Illinois Utilities developed the Watts Solution Program, featuring its Watt Solutions kit. Each kit contains detailed information on reducing electric usage and a “Kill A Watt meter,” which allows customers to plug in an appliance and learn the electrical usage and cost of operating it. To help ensure free access for customers across its entire service territory, Ameren Illinois worked with five library systems covering all 85 counties in their service territory. These libraries lend out kits in the same manner as books and it is estimated that the kits will educate 16,755 households in 2009 and 26,000 households in 2010.

Document

IEA-2010_award-release_combined.pdf