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Ottawa, Illinois – Utilities




Electric service in Ottawa and the surrounding LaSalle County vicinity is provided by Ameren Illinois.


The Ottawa Industrial Park and surrounding area have 12.5 kV, 34.5 kV, and 138 kV lines in close proximity. The 34.5 kV line in particular can be dual sourced offering increased reliability. In addition to the site being in a strategic location, customers also have access to a variety of Ameren’s Energy Efficiency Programs ( that can reduce the cost of new construction, retro-fitting, and operation.


Based in Collinsville, IL, Ameren Illinois delivers electricity to 1.2 million customers in more than 1,200 communities with a service territory spanning 43,700 square miles. Ameren Illinois ( is a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE). Ameren Corporation provides energy services to approximately 2.4 million electric customers and 900,000 natural gas customer across 64,000 square miles in Illinois and Missouri.



Ameren Illinois industrial customers can choose among two electric supply options: Real Time Pricing (Option #1 – Hourly supply Service Rider HSS) or a third-party supplier (Option #2 – Alternative Retail Electric Supplier – ARES). Delivery service charges apply to both supply options.


Option #1 – Rider HSS (Real Time Pricing)
This option gives customers access to hourly, market-based prices for energy.


Option #2 – ARES (Third Party Supplier)
Customers have the option to choose a third-party supplier to obtain the energy supply portion of their power needs. Third party suppliers, called “Alternative Retail Electric Suppliers,” are certified by the Illinois Commerce Commission and registered with the utility to supply power to electricity consumers in Illinois.

For a list of certified Alternative Retail Electric Suppliers, visit:


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Contact Info
Boyd Palmer
Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce
633 LaSalle Street, Suite 401
Ottawa, IL 61350

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