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This fourth phase is expected to produce $34.9 million in energy infrastructure improvements for 103 school facilities, generating approximately $3.4 million in energy savings per year. The project includes lighting upgrades, building automation controls systems and integrated energy management solutions. The overall project, including the fourth phase, is expected to increase the school system’s energy savings to approximately $6.4 million each year, as well as reduce total energy and water usage by approximately 20 percent and 30 percent each year, respectively.
Ameren Illinois contracted Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) to provide energy efficiency programs. SAIC will work with Ameren Illinois to maximize the delivery of and participation in cost-effective energy programs, helping ensure customer satisfaction through support, technical services, and external communications. SAIC said it will foster market transformations for Ameren Illinois, where possible, through efficiency programs that aim to achieve persistent savings, modify customer behavior, and advance new and emerging technologies for the utility.