While Illinois is not facing the energy issues that other states like Texas and California are, Ameren Illinois is still requesting that you conserve electricity and gas use, to help save money and help the energy supply get through this cold snap. Ameren Spokesman Brian Bretsch says that everything is fine, but a little help goes a long way.
Bretsch encourages everyone to do their part, even if that means just lowering your thermostat 1 or 2 degrees.
Bretsch says that a lot of things use power that most people don’t realize is actually running.
Other things that you can do include making sure that you are doing full loads of wash and dishes.
If you are having an issue with smelling gas or an electricity issue call Ameren at 1-800-755-5000 to talk to a customer service rep. Brian Bretsch again emphasized that Illinois is doing fine and not having any energy issues.