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Ameren Upgrading Street Lights in Clinton

Ameren Illinois is partnering with the City of Clinton to upgrade neighborhood streetlights with more energy-efficient LED streetlights.


Ameren Illinois is replacing 250 existing sodium vapor, mercury vapor, and metal halide streetlights to LEDs to help the City save energy. Replacement is already underway and, weather permitting should be completed by June 15. Ameren Illinois has contracted with a vendor, Pro Electric, to perform this replacement with the help of local trained electrical workers.


In a release, Daetta Jones, senior director of Division Operations, Ameren Illinois, said quote- "Energy efficiency benefits everyone by reducing the amount of energy that is produced and expended. The new LED streetlights will provide the City of Clinton with public safety, environmental and financial benefits for many years."


LED streetlight benefits include saving money with enhanced reliability and 3x longer life expectancy, LED lights use 55-65% less energy than the older technology and reduce maintenance and operational costs.


Additionally, LED lights protect the environment by decreasing energy generation and cutting carbon emissions, improving nighttime visibility, and produces a cool white light similar to moonlight.


Later this summer, Ameren Illinois will be replacing 75 streetlights in Cerro Gordo. By the end of this year, Ameren Illinois will have replaced 10,000 streetlights throughout central and southern Illinois.

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