Ameren announced an agreement Monday to move forward with a 175-turbine wind farm in northeast Missouri — which, when constructed, would be the largest in the state.
The St. Louis-based electric utility expects the project to break ground in summer 2019 in Adair and Schuyler counties. The 400-megawatt wind farm will be built by an affiliate of the utility-scale renewable energy company, Terra-Gen, and acquired by Ameren after its completion.
February 7, 2017
A bill to permit large electricity customers to bypass their utility and purchase power directly from a renewable generator is before the Missouri General Assembly for the third consecutive year. And the support among corporations for such a law is growing, according to one of the bill’s authors.
Iowa-based developer RPM Access says its Marshall Wind Energy LLC subsidiary has secured three long-term power purchase agreements totaling 65 MW with municipal organizations in Missouri and Kansas. Read more here.
Ameren Corp. is building a 100-mile transmission that would run through a corner of northeast Missouri, from the Iowa border through Kirksville to Palmyra. This line is part of the proposals to help improve the MISO grid and deliver power from wind to more regions. Read about it in the St. Louis Dispatch
A plan for a large wind farm in NW Missouri was rejected due to its proposed location in a migratory bird path.
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