Champaign Recognized as a Most Progressive City

On April 15th, Ameren Illinois presented the City of Champaign with a Most Progressive City award. Champaign is one of only six communities in Illinois to earn this distinction this year. The award was presented by Ameren officials to the City in a ceremony this week.

Champaign was selected in part based on the significant energy savings achieved by our local business community. Between June 2013 and May 2014, Champaign businesses completed 143 ActOnEnergy projects and received $743,000 in incentives. As a result of those projects, Champaign businesses are now saving more than 7.8 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and 345,000 therms of natural gas every year. This is equivalent to removing more than 16 million pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or 1,424 cars from the road. These projects will generate more than $882,000 in annual energy savings for Champaign businesses – money that can be used for reinvestment or expansion in our community.

Champaign residents can also save on energy and may be eligible for Ameren incentives and rebates for their homes. To learn more or to sign up for an energy audit, visit or call 1-866-838-6918.

Senior Planner Lacey Rains Lowe accepts the award on the City’s behalf

enior Planner Lacey Rains Lowe accepts the award on the City’s behalf

Most Progressive City Award

Most Progressive City award