Ameren Illinois awarded "Emergency Recovery Award"

By WEEK Producer

March 5, 2014 Updated Mar 5, 2014 at 8:37 PM CDT

Ameren Illinois has received international recognition for its efforts in restoring power after the November 17, 2013 tornadoes.

The Edison Electric Institute awarded Ameren with the association's "Emergency Recovery Award".

In 48 hours, Ameren crews and utility workers from six neighboring states restored service to 95-percent of the 150,000 customers without power.