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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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Ameren's Energy Efficiency Program Saves Kraft Heinz $1.1Mn (Ind. Report)
Ameren Missouri
Date: 2017-11-10
St. Louis-based Ameren Missouri, the Show Me State's largest utility reports that by identifying energy efficiency opportunities and possible upgrades, its BizSavers Program helped Kraft Heinz food processors realize over $1 million in incentives and save more than 15 million kilowatt-hours annually -- the equivalent of energy consumed by 1,216 homes -- at its Kirksville plant. Efficiencies were gained by installing LED lighting and motor controls, and optimizing compressed air systems, according to a press release.

The Ameren program offers cash incentives and technical assistance to businesses for improving their energy efficiency. The moves at Kraft Heinz will save (Source: Ameren, Kirksville Daily Express, 7 Nov., 2017) Contact: Ameren Missouri, Rich Wright, Manager Energy Efficiency, www.AmerenMissouri.com/BizSavers

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Ameren Missouri Touts Major Renewables Investment (Ind. Report)
Ameren Missouri
Date: 2017-10-20
In its recently filed Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), the Show-Me state's largest utility, Ameren Missouri outlined its plans to invest in at least 700 MW of wind generation by 2020 and 100 MW of solar projects in the next decade -- the utility's largest renewable energy investment to date.

Presently, coal accounts for almost 70 pct of Ameren's power generation while solar and wind make up less than 1 pct of the supply. The company owns no wind projects and only purchases enough wind to power roughly 25,000 homes. The new commitment would raise winds share of the company's power generation to 10 pct. (Source: Ameren Missouri, NRDC, 16 Oct., 2017) Contact: Ameren Missouri, Dan Laurent, Dir. Energy Services, Michael Moehn, Pres., CEO, (314) 554-2165, www.AmerenMissouri.com

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Ameren Missouri Commits to Major Emissions Cuts (Ind. Report)
Ameren Missouri
Date: 2017-10-20
Ameren Missouri, the Show-me state's largest utility is now among the first utilities in the country to announce an ambitious carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reduction goal of cutting its CO2 emissions by 80 pct by 2050 compared to 2005 levels. To that end, Ameren is retiring half of its coal capacity by 2050. The average age of Ameren's coal fleet is nearly 50 years, with the newest plant being 40 years old.

Other utilities that have committed to major emissions cuts include Xcel Energy, DTE Energy, Duke Energy and others. (Source: Ameren, NRDC, 16 Oct., 2017) Contact: Ameren Missouri, Dan Laurent, Dir. Energy Services, Michael Moehn, Pres., CEO, (314) 554-2165, www.AmerenMissouri.com

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Ameren Missouri Plans $1Bn Solar, Wind Expansion (Ind. Report)
Ameren Missouri
Date: 2017-09-29
St. Louis-based Ameren Missouri reports it plans to invest approximately $1 billion to add at least 700 MW of solar and wind power -- sufficient power for 214,000 homes -- by 2020. The new wind facilities would be located in Missouri and neighboring states.

Adding 100 MW of solar power is expected to occur over 10 years, but no costs estimates are available. One solar facility at St. Louis Lambert International Airport is slated to be completed next year. Ameren also noted it is working to reduce its carbon emissions 80 pct by 2050 from 2005 levels. (Source: Ameren Missouri, 25 Sept., 2017) Contact: Ameren Missouri, Dan Laurent, Dir. Energy Services, Michael Moehn, Pres., CEO, (314) 554-2165, www.AmerenMissouri.com

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Ameren Missouri Pilot Solar Program Gets the Nod (Ind. Report)
Ameren Missouri,Missouri Public Service Commission
Date: 2017-01-13
Ameren Missouri reports the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved its application for a a certificate of convenience and necessity to construct and operate small solar generation facilities at different locations within Ameren Missouri's service territory as part of its Solar Partnership Pilot Program.

Under the pilot program, Ameren Missouri would own, operate and maintain PV solar equipment on a customer's premises under a long-term lease agreement. Ameren Missouri would retain and own all electricity and associated renewable benefits from the facility. Power generated by the individual units would be interconnected to Ameren Missouri's electric distribution system.

Ameren Missouri anticipates installing three to five facilities through the pilot program, each in range of between 100 kilowatts to 2 megawatts. (Source: Ameren Missouri, 11 Jan., 2017)Contact: Ameren Missouri, Dan Laurent, Dir. Energy Services, Michael Moehn, Pres., CEO, (314) 554-2165, www.AmerenMissouri.com; Missouri Public Service Commission, (573) 751-3234, https://psc.mo.gov

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