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Ameren Missouri announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire, after construction, a 400-megawatt wind farm in northeast Missouri, the largest ever in the state.
"We are excited to take this transformative step to bring more renewable generation to our customers," said Michael Moehn, president of Ameren Missouri. "Adding more wind energy will help us achieve our goal to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050."
The facility would be built by an affiliate of Terra-Gen, LLC in Adair and Schuyler counties. Groundbreaking is expected in summer 2019.
Find out more information about the project here.
As part of our diversified generation portfolio, we purchase 102 MW of wind power from Phase II of Horizon Wind Energy's Pioneer Prairie Wind Farm in Iowa. This is enough energy to power 26,000 average households. This wind power ties into the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) transmission grid, of which we are a member. Ameren Missouri began using wind power in June 2009 as part of an agreement with Pioneer Prairie.
The St. Louis Gateway Arch is 630 feet tall. A Suzion 2.1 MW wind turbine is 404 feet in total height. The turbine tower itself (without turbine blades) is 262 feet tall.