Ameren Missouri recently announced plans to build a new 400-megawatt wind farm in Northeast Missouri. When constructed, the 175-turbine wind farm will be the largest source of wind energy in the state.
“We are excited to take this transformative step to bring more renewable generation to our customers,” said Michael Moehn, president of Ameren Missouri. “Adding more wind energy will help us achieve our goal to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050.”
Ameren announced the plan in Fall 2017 to dramatically increase the amount of wind and solar generation to provide cost-effective and sustainable energy for its customers. The company plans to add at least 700 megawatts of wind generation by 2020, representing an investment of approximately $1 billion, while also adding 100 megawatts of solar generation over the next 10 years, with 50 megawatts expected to come online by 2025.
“This is Ameren Missouri’s largest-ever commitment to clean, renewable energy,” said Moehn. “We are committed to bringing our customers innovative solutions that are both cost-effective and environmentally responsible while maintaining the reliability our customers expect.”
Missouri’s low cost of energy, combined with low cost of living and doing business, positions Missouri as a strategic location for manufacturers in the energy sector. While the state’s location and extensive logistics infrastructure make it simple and efficient to ship energy-related products around the world.
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