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Ameren Missouri Acquires Second Wind Energy Facility (M&A)
Ameren Missouri
Date: 2021-01-18
In the Show Me State, Ameren Missouri is reporting the purchase of the 300-MW Atchison Renewable Energy Center in northwestern Missouri as part of its $1.1 billion investment in wind energy in the state. When fully operational later this year, the wind facility will generate sufficient energy for 90,000 customers.

The Atchison center is Ameren Missouri's second wind energy facility purchase after the High Prairie Renewable Energy Center in Schuyler and Adair Counties in December. The facilities are expected to add a combined 700 MW of wind generation to the state. Ameren Missouri is aiming for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. (Source: Ameren Missouri, PR, St. Louis Public Radio, 15 Jan., 2021) Contact: Ameren Missouri, Ajay Arora, Renewable Energy Dev., Michael Moehn, Pres., Andrew Kirk, 314.554.4859, akirk@ameren.com, www.ameren.com

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Ameren Missouri Acquires 400MW Wind Energy Center (M&A)
Ameren Missouri
Date: 2020-12-28
In the Show Me State, St. Louis-based Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation , is reporting acquisition of the 400-MW High Prairie Renewable Energy Center in Adair and Schuyler counties.

The 175-turbine wind farm was constructed by an affiliate of Terra-Gen LLC and is expected to generate sufficient power for 120,000 homes when fully operational in 2021. (Source: Ameren Missouri, PR, Dec., 2020) Contact: Ameren Missouri, Ajay Arora, Renewable Energy Dev., Michael Moehn, Pres., Andrew Kirk, 314.554.4859, akirk@ameren.com, www.ameren.com

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Ameren Announces Wind, Solar Energy Expansion Plan (Ind. Report)
Ameren
Date: 2020-09-28
In the Show Me State, St. Louis-based Ameren is reporting its largest-ever expansion of clean solar and wind generation. The clean energy expansion is included in Ameren Missouri's Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), a triennial filing setting out Ameren Missouri's preferred plan to transform its electric power generation portfolio over the coming decades.

Ameren Missouri's IRP includes investment of nearly $8 billion in renewable energy over the next two decades. By 2030, the company would add 3,100 MW of renewable generation reflecting a combined investment of approximately $4.5 billion. Renewable energy would increase to a total of 5,400 MW by 2040.

Investments are already underway, with the planned acquisition of two Missouri-based wind energy facilities in the next few months for approximately $1.2 billion.

Ameren Missouri notes it continues to invest in its existing carbon-free energy sources -- including nuclear, hydro and solar -- while also evaluating and pursuing additional clean energy innovations. Nearly 30 pct of Ameren Missouri's current energy generation comes from these sources. (Source: Ameren Corporation, Ameren Missouri, PR, Sept., 2020) Contact: Ameren Missouri, Michael Moehn, Pres., Andrew Kirk, 314.554.4859, akirk@ameren.com, www.ameren.com

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Ameren Investing $7.6Bn in Renewables, Smart Grid Tech (Ind. Report)
Ameren,Ameren Missouri
Date: 2020-03-02
St. Louis-based Ameren Missouri reports that under its Smart Energy Plan it will its will invest $7.6 billion over five-years in wind and solar energy, energy storage and smart meters to serve its customers, primarily in Missouri. The plan includes;
  • More than 2,000 infrastructure improvement projects across the state totaling $5.3 billion in capital investments over the next five years, including approximately $1 billion in electric investments in 2019.

  • Major renewable energy projects to continue the transition to a cleaner energy future for customers, including $1 billion for wind energy in 2020. This also includes modernizing the energy grid to allow Ameren Missouri to add more solar energy and battery storage on the system to cost-effectively boost reliability, particularly in rural areas.

  • New smart grid sensors, switches and self-healing equipment to rapidly detect and isolate outages- reducing the number of outages and speeding power restoration when service interruptions occur.

  • A stronger, more secure energy delivery backbone including installing 12,000 new utility poles for storm hardening, many fortified with composite materials to better withstand severe weather.

  • More than 400 miles of new underground cable and equipment to create a more efficient and reliable underground energy delivery system that better serves customers.

  • Over 70 new or upgraded substations to increase energy service reliability and serve more customers through a streamlined network that is more cost-effective and efficient.

  • Addition of 800,000 smart electric meters through 2023 to give customers more insight and control of their energy options and costs.

    Details of Ameren's Smart Energy Plan are HERE. (Source: Ameren Missouri, Ameren Corporation, PR, Feb., 2020) Contact: Ameren Missouri, Michael Moehn, Pres., Andrew Kirk, 314.554.4859, akirk@ameren.com, www.ameren.com, Andrew Kirk, 314.554.4859, akirk@ameren.com, Twitter at @AmerenMissouri, Facebook.com/AmerenMissouri.

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  • Ameren Wind Farms Construction Set to Begin (Ind. Report)
    Ameren Missouri
    Date: 2019-08-28
    In the Show Me State, St. Louis-based Ameren Missouri reports construction will soon be underway on two wind projects -- a 400-MW facility in Schuyler and Adair counties and a 300-MW wind farm in Atchison County, both of which were approved last week by state regulators.

    Together, the two projects are expected to come in at $1.2 billion. Once operational by the end of 2020, the two facilities are expected to account for about 10 pct of Ameren's total power generation capacity. (Source: Ameren Missouri, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 24 Aug., 2019) Contact: Ameren Missouri, www.ameren.com/missouri

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    Ameren Nixes 157 MW Missouri Wind Projects (Ind. Report)
    Ameren Missouri, EDF Renewables
    Date: 2019-08-02
    The Show Me State's largest utility, St. Louis-headquartered Ameren Missouri reports it and EDF Renewables have pulled the plug on a mutual 157 MW wind project in Atchison County, Missouri due to "unacceptably high" transmission infrastructure upgrade costs.

    Transmission infrastructure is an important component of grid modernization and as utilities incorporate more renewable energy sources on to the grid, having the equipment to transmit that power can be a challenge, according to Utility Dive. (Source: Ameren Missouri, PR, Utility Dive, 30 July, 2019) Contact: EDF Renewables, www.edf-re.com; Ameren Missouri Smart Energy Plan, Tara Oglesby, VP, Michael Moehn, Pres., CEO, (314) 554-2165, www.ameren.com/missouri

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    Ameren Missouri Plans $1Bn Wind Energy Investment (Ind. Report)
    Ameren Missouri
    Date: 2019-07-08
    In St. Louis, Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation, reports it has filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) to decrease electric rates as part of the company's $5.3 billion Smart Energy Plan.

    The Smart Energy Plan, which includes $1 billion investment in wind energy as well as a "Smart Savers" rate for off-peak energy use, is the largest energy efficiency plan in the company's history and provides customers with more ways to manage and reduce their energy usage, the company said. The company also plans to roll out the first of its new generation of smart meters starting in 2020. (Source: Ameren Missouri, PR, 5 July, 2019) Contact: Ameren Missouri Smart Energy Plan, Tara Oglesby, VP, www.ameren.com/Missouri/company/smart-energy-plan, www.ameren.com/missouri

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    Ameren Missouri Touts Smart Energy Efficiency Plan (Ind. Report)
    Ameren Missouri
    Date: 2019-07-08
    In St. Louis, Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation, reports it has filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) to decrease electric rates as part of the company's $5.3 billion Smart Energy Plan.

    The Smart Energy Plan, which includes $1 billion investment in wind energy as well as a "Smart Savers" rate for off-peak energy use, is the largest energy efficiency plan in the company's history and provides customers with more ways to manage and reduce their energy usage, the company said. The company also plans to roll out the first of its new generation of smart meters starting in 2020. (Source: Ameren Missouri, PR, 5 July, 2019) Contact: Ameren Missouri Smart Energy Plan, Tara Oglesby, VP, www.ameren.com/Missouri/company/smart-energy-plan

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    Ameren Missouri to Acquire 300 Missouri MW Wind Project (M&A)
    Ameren Missouri
    Date: 2019-05-15
    In the Show Me State, Ameren Missouri is reporting it will purchase a planned 300 MW wind generation facility to be located in Atchison County, Missouri, from Enel subsidiary Tradewind Energy.When fully operational, the facility is expected to generate sufficient electric power for as many as 90,000 homes. The deal is subject to regulatory approval. (Source: Ameren, Hydrogen Fuel News, 14 May, 2019)

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    High Prairie Wind Farm Plans Advancing in Mo. (Ind. Report)
    Terra-Gen,Ameren Missouri,Wind
    Date: 2019-05-01
    Following up on our 21st May, 2018 coverage, the planned construction of the 175-turbine High Prairie Wind Farm Project in northeast Missouri's Adair and Schuyler counties are reportedly moving forward.

    Last May, Terra-Gen and Ameren Missouri announced plans to build the wind farm, which will be the largest facility of its kind in the state. Terra-Gen will develop, finance and construct the project which upon completion will be purchased by Ameren Missouri, subject to regulatory approvals. (Source: Ameren Missouri, KTVO, 29 April, 2019)Contact: Ameren Missouri, Michael Moehn, Pres., Ajay Arora, VP Power Operations and Energy Management, www.Ameren.com/Missouri; Terra-Gen, www.terra-gen.com

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    Lambert Mo. Community Solar Project Underway (Ind. Report)
    Ameren Missouri
    Date: 2019-04-24
    In the Show Me State, Ameren Missouri reports its new 1-MW community solar facility near Lambert, Missouri is well underway and slated for startup up by mid-summer. Subscriptions for the solar energy blocks filled up in just 55 days and a waiting list of subscribers has been established, according to the release. (Source: Ameren Missouri, 22 April, 2019) Contact: Ameren Missouri, Matt Forck, Assistant VP Economic Development and Energy Solutions, Tara Oglesby, VP Customer Experience, www.ameren.com/missouri

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    Ameren Missouri Offers 26 Energy-Efficiency Programmes (Ind Report)
    Ameren Missouri
    Date: 2019-04-10
    Ameren Missouri electric is reporting the launch of 26 new residential and business energy efficiency programs backed by $120 million in incentives and rebates to help customers reduce energy usage, and cut down their bills. The utility also announced a total of $50 million allocated for income-eligible customers and social services agencies.

    Ameren Missouri expects to invest $226 million over the life of the energy efficiency programmes, which in turn would provide $592 million in benefits for customers.

    The utility's new Peak Time Savings program offers customers a $50 sign-up bonus and an additional $25 every summer for participating in the scheme, while other programs encourage the purchase of new energy-efficient equipment.

    In addition to new energy efficiency programmes to help customers save, the power company recently announced Smart Energy Plan, which includes a freeze on base electric rates until April 2020 and rate caps to limit the size of any future rate increases. (Source: Ameren Missouri, Smart Energy, 9 April, 2019) Contact: Ameren Missouri, Matt Forck, Assistant VP Economic Development and Energy Solutions, Tara Oglesby, VP Customer Experience, www.ameren.com/missouri

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    MO. Utilities Consider PAYS Energy Efficiency Plan (Ind Report)
    Ameren Missouri,Empire District Electric
    Date: 2019-02-08
    In the Show Me State, Missouri's three investor-owned utility companies -- KCP&L, Ameren Missouri and Empire District Electric Co. -- are reportedly studying a potential "Pay As You Save" (PAYS) program that would let customers pay for energy efficiency projects through their monthly power bills.

    Under PAYS, the utility provides the funds and owns the energy upgrades until they've been paid off typically over 10 or 12 years and are incorporated into the utility bill. When a customer moves, the payments -- along with the energy savings -- accrue to the next renter or owner.

    The program requires that the financial savings of energy upgrades exceed the cost enough so that the average monthly utility bill is about 20 pct lower than previously.

    The Missouri Public Service Commission has indicated support for PAYS but to date the PAYS program has been primarily used by rural electric cooperatives. An alternative financing model, Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), is available to homeowners in Missouri but is not an option for renters. (Source: Missouri Public Service Commission, Energy News, 7 Feb., 2019) Contact: Ameren Missouri Empire District Electric Co., www.empiredistrict.com; Missouri Public Service Commission, https://psc.mo.gov; KCP&L, Kim Winslow, Dir. of Energy Solutions, www.kcpl.com

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    Ameren Missouri Proposes Energy Savings Programs (Ind. Report)
    Ameren MIssouri
    Date: 2018-06-06
    In St. Louis, Ameren Missouri reports it has submitted a proposal to the Missouri PSC to invest $550 million over 6 years in 26 programs aimed at helping customers save energy and money by recycling old, inefficient appliances; educating those in low-income communities on how to lower energy use; and promoting smart thermostats to reduce electricity costs during the high energy consumption that happens in the summer.

    Together, the programs are projected to save 2 billion kWh of energy -- sufficient energy for about 166,000 homes.

    The energy-efficiency proposal would also help Ameren reach it goal of cutting its carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050. If approved, the energy-efficiency programs could get underway in 2019. (Source: Ameren Missouri, St. Louis Public Radio, June, 2018) Contact: Ameren Missouri, Tara Oglesby, VP Customer Experience , www.ameren.com/missouri

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    Ameren Missouri Planning Missouri's Largest Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
    Ameren Missouri
    Date: 2018-05-21
    St. Louis-headquartered Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation , reports that it has inked an agreement to acquire a 400-MW wind farm to be constructed by an affiliate of Terra-Gen, LLC in Adair and Schuyler counties Missouri.

    The wind farm, the Show Me State's largest, will incorporate 175 American-made wind turbines that will generate sufficient electric power for an estimated 120,000 homes. Groundbreaking is expected in summer 2019 for commissioning and power production in 2020.

    The transaction is subject to various conditions and regulatory approvals and an acceptable Midcontinent Independent System Operator transmission interconnection agreement.

    Ameren Missouri expects to add 100 MW of solar-generated energy over the next 10 years, 50 MW of which is targeted to come online by 2025. (Source: Ameren Missouri, PR, 21 May, 2018) Contact: Ameren Missouri, Michael Moehn, Pres., Ajay Arora, VP Power Operations and Energy Management, www.Ameren.com/Missouri

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