Ameren Missouri

Missouri utility regulators plan for peak pricing prompts pushback from top Republican

BY: - July 17, 2023

Over the objections of Evergy Missouri, staff with the Missouri Public Service Commission last year pushed for power prices to be based on the time of day when the electricity was consumed, with a small premium for use at peak times. The commission, known as the PSC, adopted the concept but not the particulars, opting […]

Ameren Missouri plans solar farms that can power 95,000 homes

BY: - June 20, 2023

Ameren Missouri plans to open four solar farms by 2026 capable of powering a combined 95,000 homes, the company announced Tuesday.  Ameren, an investor-owned electric utility serving St. Louis and eastern Missouri, said in a release it would build or purchase the four solar farms, which would have a combined capacity of 550 megawatts.  Mark […]

Missouri PSC approves $140M rate increase for Ameren Missouri electric customers

BY: - June 15, 2023

Ameren Missouri’s nearly 1.3 million electric power customers will be paying more in the near future but exactly how much more, and when the rates will take effect, has yet to be determined, the Missouri Public Service Commission said in a news release Thursday. The commission approved a plan for the utility to increase revenues […]

Sierra Club calls on EPA to enforce coal plant rules, highlighting Missouri facilities

BY: - May 25, 2023

Strengthening federal air pollution rules could force some of the nation’s “deadliest” coal plants to upgrade their facilities or retire them, according to a report released Thursday by the environmental advocacy group Sierra Club.  In some cases, just more stringent enforcement of existing standards could force changes.   The Sierra Club report urged the U.S. Environmental […]

Bill allowing utilities to charge upfront costs to build nuclear plants advances in Missouri House

BY: - March 28, 2023

The repeal of a nearly 50-year-old voter-approved ban on utilities billing customers for the upfront costs of building nuclear power facilities won initial approval from the Missouri House on Monday. The legislation, sponsored by Republican Rep. John Black of Marshfield, would allow Missouri utilities to add the cost of a new nuclear plant or renewable […]

Missouri, Kansas utilities back bills to reestablish monopoly on transmission projects

BY: - March 20, 2023

Missouri’s largest electric utility believes a bill aimed at reducing competition and giving monopoly providers an advantage in building transmission lines will avoid cost overruns and deliver better results for customers. In its home state, where it stands to benefit, Ameren Missouri has offered its full-throated support to legislation aimed at giving the company the […]

Environmental group gives Kansas, Missouri utilities low marks for clean energy transition

BY: - October 5, 2022

Kansas and Missouri’s largest utilities earned nearly failing grades for their progress transitioning to renewable sources of energy, according to a new report from a national environmental group.  The Sierra Club’s “Dirty Truth About Utility Climate Pledges” report gave Evergy an 18% for its investments in clean energy and moves to retire coal plants. Ameren […]

Ameren may turn to natural gas to make up for shuttering Rush Island coal plant

BY: - August 17, 2022

Ameren Missouri may restart natural gas burners to offset the court-ordered shuttering of a coal-fired power plant that violated federal law, the company told state regulators Wednesday.  The St. Louis-based electric utility announced late last year that it would retire its Rush Island Energy Center in early 2024 after a federal court found in 2019 […]

Ameren Missouri to add more renewable energy — and fracked gas — in updated plan

BY: - June 23, 2022

Ameren Missouri plans to add more renewable energy and speed its transition to net-zero carbon emissions, the company announced Thursday. But its plan also calls for building a large natural gas power plant in about 10 years.  The St. Louis-based electric utility filed an updated integrated resource plan with Missouri regulators after a federal judge […]

Environmentalists decry proposed ‘permit lite’ for some Missouri coal ash ponds

BY: - May 24, 2022

A push by Missouri regulators to change permitting requirements for coal ash ponds has environmental groups worried important safeguards will be lifted and toxic chemicals and metals could leach into groundwater with few protections. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is seeking to move some ash ponds from stringent, site-specific permits to the general permit […]

Ameren Missouri to acquire its largest solar farm to date

BY: - February 22, 2022

Despite plans to invest in its largest solar facility ever, it’s unclear whether Ameren Missouri will keep up with ambitious goals for investments in renewable energy over the next few years.  Ameren is working to purchase a solar farm under development in southern Illinois for use by its Missouri customers. The electric utility, the largest […]

Electricity CEOs tout Biden clean energy tax credits, despite stalled plan

BY: - February 10, 2022

Clean energy tax credits President Joe Biden proposed in his massive domestic spending and climate measure last year would help electric utilities build resilience and transmission lines, utility CEOs told Biden at a White House event Wednesday. But the $1.9 trillion budget measure, which Biden and allies call Build Back Better, is in limbo because […]