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City Honored For Efforts To Become More Energy Efficient

WGIL Newsroom . Local News 196

GalesburgAmerenawardThe City of Galesburg has been working to become more energy efficient and their efforts have paid off.

During a short ceremony at City Hall Monday morning Mayor and WGIL owner John Pritchard was presented with a sign naming Galesburg Ameren Illinois’ 2013 “Most Progressive City.”

Ameren Energy Efficiency Manager Ken Woolcott explained between June 1st, 2012 and May 31st, 2013, 52 Galesburg businesses finished 79 Act-On-Energy projects.

Woolcott says finishing those projects means big savings for those businesses.

“Those projects resulted in annual energy savings of nearly a quarter million dollars,” says Woolcott. “Those savings will continue to progress over the years and save those companies millions of dollars over time.”

Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Steven Brody says his office, along with the Galesburg Regional Economic Development Association got behind the Act-On-Energy-Projects.

Brody says they wanted to set an example for businesses in town. According to Ameren, the savings through Act-On-Energy is roughly $250-thousand, annually.