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Education & Training

ActOnEnergy® offers a variety of learning opportunities to help educate our business and non-profit customers on energy efficiency topics.

Live Training Webinars

Our webinars are live training events designed to help you learn about a variety of energy efficiency topics from industry experts. You can check out past training webinars on the Webinar Archive page.

Helpful How-To Videos

Our how-to videos offer self-paced, instructional learning you can access any time from any computer or mobile device with internet access.

Live Classroom Seminars and Workshops

ActOnEnergy® also offers various seminars and professional certification workshops.

Upcoming Training Events

Webinar: How to Complete a Standard Application for ActOnEnergy Business Incentives
Thursday, September 4, 2014  |  9:00 - 10:00 a.m.


The free, one-hour training event will cover the following topics:

  • Choose which ActOnEnergy application to use for a given project
  • Determine eligibility for your business and project
  • Determine whether a given project requires pre-approval before any work begins
  • Complete a standard application for cash incentives from ActOnEnergy
  • Submit an application to ActOnEnergy
  • Check the status of an application you've submitted

Presenter: Mary Bentsen, Education & Training Manager, Leidos Engineering, LLC, an Ameren Illinois ActOnEnergy partner

Mary Bentsen is an Education & Training Manager for Ameren Illinois ActOnEnergy. Mary has 15 years of experience in developing online and classroom training, and performance improvement consulting. Before joining ActOnEnergy, Mary was an eLearning Instructional Designer for a large insurance company, and taught junior high and high school social studies. Mary is a member of the American Society of Training & Development and has been a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) since 2011.

Webinar: LED Luminaires: Choosing Wisely
Tuesday, September 16, 2014  |  9:00 - 10:00 a.m.


The free, one-hour training event will cover the following topics:

  • Discussion of new LED-based luminaires
  • What distinguishes a good solid-state luminaire design
  • Various elements that make up luminaire design: optics, electronics, mechanical and thermal
  • Typical areas where things go wrong for solid-state products
  • What to look for in a quality LED lighting product

Presenter: Dr. John (Jack) W. Curran, President, LED Transformations, LLC

John (Jack) W. Curran, PhD has spent over 25 years in the area of product development. His executive experience includes senior positions managing the R&D efforts of a number of industrial high technology businesses. With 26 patents issued, Dr. Curran has been responsible for products ranging in scope from shear wave seismic sources to fire and emergency evacuation systems and, in recent years, a number of products based on LED technologies. Currently he is President of LED Transformations, LLC, a New Jersey based technology consulting company specializing in providing guidance to companies entering the solid-state lighting field. He is a member of the SPIE IESNA; the Optical Society of America and the Acoustic Society of America. He has given numerous talks to the lighting industry on the correct use of LED technology for general illumination applications both for his own company and on behalf of the US Department of Energy.