FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- April 08, 2014
Contact: Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
PSC Approves Agreement In Ameren Missouri Solar Case
JEFFERSON CITY—The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an agreement which grants a certificate of convenience and necessity to Ameren Missouri to build solar generation facilities in O’Fallon, Missouri.
Ameren Missouri’s application stated that this will be the largest single site solar facility in Missouri, producing, on average, approximately 7,700 megawatt-hours of solar generated energy per year. Ameren Missouri says construction is anticipated to begin in May and is to be completed by the end of the year.
According to the application, the facility will be located adjacent to an existing Ameren Missouri substation and on land already owned by the electric company. It is also within Ameren Missouri’s certificated service territory.
The agreement approved by the Commission was submitted by Ameren Missouri, Earth Island Institute d/b/a Renew Missouri, the Public Service Commission Staff and the Missouri Division of Energy.
The certificate of convenience and necessity is conditioned upon Ameren Missouri obtaining a Land Disturbance permit from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and filing a copy of that permit with the Public Service Commission.
Based upon its review of the information filed in the case, the Commission approved the agreement finding that the proposed solar facility is necessary and convenient for the public service.
Ameren Missouri serves approximately 1.2 million electric customers in Missouri.