Word on the street: Per Ellingson

per ellingsonIt’s all about efficiency.

Before companies in the greater Peoria area install energy-efficient electric and gas equipment, they often apply for cash incentives offered by the local utility company, Ameren Illinois, through its ActOnEnergy program.

Energy Engineer Per Ellingson performs the technical review of those applications.

And because he’s interested in personal efficiency as well as professional, Per, who lives about two miles from work, commutes by bicycle and bus. His Downtube folder also makes it easy to accept the occasional rides from car-driving friends. Just fold and go.

One thing’s for sure, this Bike Peoria advocate is easy on equipment. In six years of ownership, he’s replaced the rear derailleur cable and housing. That’s it.

“Bike Peoria is important to me because it’s making this form of transportation easier for Peorians.  I love this city, and supporting access to alternate modes of transportation is a key to local economic opportunity as well as responsible energy accountability.”



About 16incheswestofpeoria

Former bicycle mechanic, current peruser of books, feeder of birds.
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1 Response to Word on the street: Per Ellingson

  1. Marlon says:

    It’s always good to hear about people finding ways to get around with bikes and buses instead of personal cars. Way to go.

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