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Posted on: November 22, 2023

City of Peoria to Host Open House Events to Promote Community Solar Program

The city of Peoria is partnering with Ampion Renewable Energy to provide an opportunity to income-eligible community members to sign up for a cost-saving community solar program. Interested individuals can attend one of two open houses scheduled for November 27 and 28.  

How It Works

This community solar program allows program participants to save money on their electric bill. There is no cost to sign up and participants do not need to purchase or install solar panels.  

Program participants are matched to a solar farm. The electricity produced from the solar farm is sent to the grid, increasing the amount of energy available to the community. Ameren Illinois will then apply renewable energy credits to the participant’s utility bill each month according to the amount of electricity generated. The renewable energy credits could save customers up to 10% off their electric bill.

Who Is Eligible

Applicants must be city of Peoria residents receiving ongoing public assistance. Applicants will be asked to provide proof of benefits. Please find a list of qualifying benefits below:

  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

How To Apply

Interested community members can sign up online from their own devices or at one of the open house events below:

Monday, November 27th
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Lincoln Branch Library: 1312 W Lincoln Avenue, Peoria, IL 61605

Tuesday, November 28th
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Peoria Police Department Resource Center: 2321 N Wisconsin Avenue, Peoria, IL 61603

For more information, contact Ampion Renewable Energy by visiting their website or by calling (800) 277-3631.

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