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Ameren installing smart meters in greater Pekin area

PEKIN, Ill. (WEEK) — Ameren Illinois is installing more than 44,500 smart meters in Pekin and other communities in Tazewell, Mason and Peoria counties.

Customers in Pekin, Bartonville, Delavan, Glasford, Green Valley, Groveland, Kingston Mines, Manito, Mapleton, South Pekin and Tremont will soon see the new smart electric and gas meters installed.

Ameren Illinois said the upgrades will include automated switches and sensors that help better track and isolate outages. The meters can also deliver usage data to your phone or the Internet.

The upgrade takes 10 to 15 minutes. Ameren said their crews will display Ameren Illinois or Donco badges. Installers never ask for payment.

Peoria, Chillicothe, Dunlap, Mossville, Peoria Heights, Creve Coeur, East Peoria and Metamora received the new meters last year.

Tim Shelley

Social Media & Digital Content Manager

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