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As the school year begins for college students, many are living in an apartment for the first time, and many apartments don't include utilities with rent. This means those young adults will need to register for electricity for the first time, and most have no idea how to do that. Marcelyn Love, spokesperson from Ameren Illinois, gave some tips on what they should do to register for power, including signing up ahead of time, what materials they need, and answering the question, of what roommate should be listed on the electric account.

Love said it's wise for parents to show their children good power efficiency habits before they move into their first apartment, that way the young adults know how to save money and not spend a fortune on electricity.

More information can be found at amerenillinois.com or call their customer service line at 800-755-5000. Love appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show. 

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