FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- December 19, 2013
Contact: Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
PSC Approves Ameren Missouri Application
JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an application filed by Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri which sought Commission authority to sell coal, and lease a small portion of its property at its Labadie Energy Center. Ameren Missouri’s application stated this is part of a program to utilize refined coal in order to lower costs and reduce emissions.
According to the application, Ameren Missouri proposes to sell some coal from the coal pile at its Labadie Energy Center to Larkwood Energy, LLC (Larkwood). Larkwood, according to the application, will refine the coal using a process designed to reduce emissions from the coal, and then resell the coal back to Ameren Missouri at the same price for use at the plant. In addition, Ameren Missouri sought authority to lease a small portion of its plant site to Larkwood so that Larkwood can place coal refinement facilities on the site during the term of the transaction.
Ameren Missouri provides electric service to approximately 1.2 million electric customers in Missouri.