FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- July 02, 2014
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PSC Approves Ameren Missouri's Application
JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request by Union Electric Company, d/b/a Ameren Missouri, for a certificate of convenience and necessity to expand the boundaries of its Labadie Energy Center in Franklin County.
In its deliberations, the Commission considered the following criteria: 1) whether there is a need for the proposed facility; 2) whether Ameren Missouri is qualified to operate the proposed coal ash landfill; 3) whether Ameren Missouri has the financial ability to construct and operate the proposed coal ash landfill; 4) whether the proposed facility is economically feasible; and 5) whether the construction and operation of the proposed coal ash landfill promotes the public interest.
“The Commission concludes that approving Ameren Missouri’s application for a certificate of convenience and necessity to expand the boundaries of its Labadie Energy Center to allow room to construct and operate a coal ash landfill will promote the public interest,” the Commission said.
The granting of this application is conditioned upon Ameren Missouri having obtained all necessary construction and land disturbance permits from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
In January of 2013, Ameren Missouri filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking a certificate of convenience and necessity to expand the boundaries of its Labadie Energy Center to permit the construction and operation of a utility waste landfill.