ST. LOUIS, Oct. 4, 2017 - Ameren Missouri is sharply increasing wind and solar power generation to provide consumer savings and reduce environmental impact. The utility says it will invest $1 billion to add at least 700 megawatts (MW) of wind energy by 2020. The company will also add 100 MW within the decade, anticipating 50 MW to come online by 2025. “This is Ameren Missouri’s largest ever commitment to clean, renewable energy,” said Michael Moehn, president of Ameren Missouri. Wind generation is to come from Missouri and neighboring states using American-made turbines. A solar generation facility is planned at St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Ameren hopes the move will aid it in reaching its goal of an 80 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2050. The company says it has already reduced emissions by 26 percent from its 2005 baseline.
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