For the first time in company history, solar energy is part of the energy mix being delivered to Ameren Missouri’s 1.2 million electric customers. Following more than a month of successful testing, the O’Fallon Renewable Energy Center, Ameren Missouri’s first solar center and the largest investor-owned utility scale solar facility in Missouri, is online.
The center features more than 19,000 solar panels covering more than 19 acres and generates nearly 6 megawatts (MW) of electricity to Ameren Missouri’s grid. Groundbreaking on the facility in O’Fallon took place this past April. It created almost 70 construction jobs. The facility is one of Ameren Missouri’s investments on behalf of customers for cleaner air and renewable energy.