Maryland Heights Renewable Energy Center 
Turning Waste Into Green Energy 
The Maryland Heights Renewable Energy Center runs on a simple principle - taking something nobody wants, decomposing trash, and turning it into something everybody needs, reliable, environmentally-responsible electricity. This facility is one of the largest landfill gas-to-electricity generating energy centers in the United States. Ameren Missouri has invested millions of dollars in state-of-the-art turbine technology to efficiently generate approximately 15 megawatts (MW) of renewable electricity by burning a landfill gas - methane - that was previously wasted. That's enough energy to power 10,000 average Missouri homes. Methane is a renewable resource unlike any other. It is available as a fuel 24 hours a day regardless of weather or other conditions, making landfill gas generation a safe, reliable energy source for decades to come.

View our frequently asked questions and Maryland Heights Renewable Energy Center video to learn more.

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