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Ameren Missouri Looking to Reduce Emissions Through Solar and Wind

Kirk Kittell

Ameren Missouri has announced plans to add enough solar and wind electricity to power 214,000 homes.

The St. Louis-based subsidiary of Ameren Corporation said today that adding at least 700 megawatts of wind power would cost about $1 billion and take until 2020. Ameren says improving technology and renewable energy initiatives with large customers could boost wind investment. The new wind facilities would be located in Missouri and neighboring states, but a statement from the company provided no other details.

The company plans to add 100 megawatts of solar power over the next 10 years, but no costs estimates are yet available. One solar facility at St. Louis Lambert International Airport is slated to be completed next year.