Ameren Missouri’s first Community Solar facility begins serving customers, announces program expansion plans

On Monday,, Ameren Missouri announced that the Ameren Missouri Lambert Community Solar Center is now operational and serving customers – and plans are in place to develop future Community Solar sites with a total capacity up to 10 times the size of the Lambert site.Through the program, customers can sign up to purchase 100-kilowatt-hour blocks of solar energy generated at Ameren Missouri’s Community Solar facility. The blocks are sold at a predetermined rate, so customers lock in the cost for energy from the solar-power block for the life of the subscription. The new facility is located on land owned by St. Louis Lambert International Airport just west of the airfield near Lindbergh and Missouri Bottom Road.Customer response to the Ameren Missouri Community Solar program has been overwhelming. The program, which was launched in the fall of 2018, was fully subscribed in 55 days and the wait list continues to grow. Ameren Missouri plans to release details about additional Community Solar facilities in the upcoming months. Current wait-listed customers interested in Community Solar will have the first option to participate in the expanded program.  Ameren Missouri is committed to transitioning to cleaner forms of generation in a responsible fashion. Those plans include, Adding a total of 50 megawatts (MW) of solar generation by 2025, with a total increase of 100 MW of solar generation by 2027, Owning at least 700 MW of new wind generation by the end of 2020. Reducing carbon dioxide emissions 35% by 2030, 50% by 2040 and 80% by 2050, based on 2005 levels. Retiring more than half of its coal-fired generation capacity in the next 20 years, beginning with the Meramec Energy Center in 2022.For more information, visit Ameren.com/Missouri or follow us on Twitter at @AmerenMissouri or Facebook.com/AmerenMissouri.

 

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