01/13/2022 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/13/2022 10:54
ST. LOUIS (Jan. 13, 2022) - Ahead of the forecasted round of freezing temperatures, Ameren Missouri is reminding customers to plan for severe winter weather in advance. This includes having proper supplies on hand for a winter storm.
"Dropping temperatures come with an increased risk of strong winds and heavy ice and snow, which can cause power disruptions," said Launders Wince, director of the Meramec Valley division at Ameren Missouri. "Our crews work safely and with urgency to restore any outages, and we want to remind customers how they can weather the storm safely too."
If you lose power during a winter storm, Ameren Missouri encourages customers to remember the following:
"In addition to the risks associated with snow and ice, we also recommend customers prepare for severe cold snaps, which can increase demand for natural gas and electricity," Wince said. "Customers can balance their energy use and save money on their utility bills by using heat and energy thoughtfully. Simple energy-saving steps can make a big difference in your winter energy costs."
Ameren Missouri offers the following tips to keep your home safe, comfortable and efficient this winter:
Customers who make energy-efficient upgrades to help insulate and heat their homes for winter may be eligible for special discounts, rebates and incentives. For more home energy efficiency resources, visit www.AmerenMissouriSavings.com.
If you're having trouble paying your energy bill, Ameren Missouri has programs in place to help. Go to AmerenMissouri.com/EnergyAssistance to learn more about your options.
About Ameren Missouri
Ameren Missouri has been providing electric and gas service for more than 100 years, and the company's electric rates are among the lowest in the nation. Ameren Missouri's mission is to power the quality of life for its 1.2 million electric and 132,000 natural gas customers in central and eastern Missouri. The company's service area covers 64 counties and more than 500 communities, including the greater St. Louis area. For more information, visit Ameren.com/Missouri or follow us on Twitter at @AmerenMissouri or Facebook.com/AmerenMissouri.