ACHRNEWS

FYI: Utilities

May 12, 2000

Ameren Corp.

The board of directors of Ameren Corp. (St. Louis, MO) declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of 63.5 cents per share.

NYSERDA

Many commercial and industrial facilities maintain backup generators to provide power during system emergencies that prevent the utility from delivering electricity as it normally does. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has initiated a project to demonstrate the feasibility of aggregating these backup generators to provide peaking energy and spinning reserve capacity.