Energy to Stay Connected

With our Smart Energy Plan, we are investing in state-of-the-art technology to reduce outages and respond faster when they do occur, so you can live life uninterrupted.


We know you need reliable power now more than ever. At Ameren Missouri, we are investing in new and upgraded substations, smart technology, stronger poles and upgraded power lines to reduce outages and respond faster when they do occur. We are working diligently to create a more resilient, reliable and sustainable energy grid, empowering you and your community every step of the way.

Progress to Date



Upgraded Power Line Miles


Smart Switches


New or Upgraded Substations


Smart Meters


Historic Storms Showcase Smart Energy Benefits

An unprecedented string of storms impacted communities throughout the state during the summer of 2023. Between June 30 and Aug. 2, damage from severe weather led to widespread outages. While Ameren, local contractors, and out-of-state crews mobilized to make repairs and restore power, Smart Energy Plan upgrades helped to keep the lights for more than 55,000 customers. Investments in automated switches and storm-hardened lines helped avoid more than 31 million minutes of outages in 2023.

Built in Missouri for Missouri

A new substation in St. Charles County highlights Ameren Missouri’s commitment to support local suppliers through the Smart Energy Plan. The substation in Foristell features two transformers made by WEG Transformers USA of Washington, Missouri, and four switchgears manufactured in Fulton, Missouri, by Avail Switchgear Systems. The project, which also includes 10 miles of new lines between Wentzville and Wright City, is a more than $23 million dollar investment supporting better reliability and future load growth in the area.

Going Underground in the Bootheel

In 2023, Ameren Missouri completed pole and wire upgrades along a 5-mile stretch serving Hayti and Caruthersville. These upgrades include stronger composite poles and Viper switches above ground, and undergrounding wires previously crossing above Interstates 55 and 155. The new underground portions not only support greater reliability but also increase safety by eliminating the risk of power lines falling across the interstate due to storm damage.

What does the Smart Energy Plan include?

Smart Meters

New meters mean more control for you.

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Solar Power

Find a solar program that works for your home or business.

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Economic Growth

Helping businesses expand and grow in Missouri.

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Reliable Power

Improving infrastructure for the next generation.

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