Missouri is going green with new investment in wind and solar energy generation, and a growing energy solutions workforce.
Ameren Missouri recently announced its plan 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 Michael Moehn, president of Ameren Missouri. “We are committed to bringing our customers innovative solutions that are both cost-effective and environmentally responsible while maintaining the reliability our customers expect.”
Additionally, the number of Missourians employed in renewable energy, energy efficiency and related fields now exceeds 55,500 people and grew by 5.3 percent between 2015 and 2016 – more than three times faster than Missouri’s economy overall, according to an analysis unveiled Thursday by the Clean Energy Trust and the nonpartisan business organization, Environmental Entrepreneurs.
Missouri’s low cost of energy, combined with low cost of living and doing business, positions Missouri as a prime location for manufacturers in the energy sector. While the state’s strategic location and extensive logistics infrastructure make it simple and efficient to ship energy-related products around the world.
For more information on Missouri’s energy solutions industry, check out our industry webpage, or contact Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.725.2688 or via our contact form. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have, and show you how Missouri Partnership can help with your business expansion, collaboration and investment needs.