Missouri Regulators Approve Ameren Wind Farm

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The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) has granted a certificate of convenience and necessity to Ameren Missouri to construct, own and operate an approximately 299 MW wind farm in Atchison County.

Under an agreement approved by the PSC, the Outlaw Project will be constructed pursuant to a build transfer agreement between Ameren Missouri and Enel Kansas LLC. Enel Kansas LLC formed a special-purpose entity – Outlaw Wind Project LLC – to complete the project.

Once the facility is built, Ameren Missouri will purchase 100% of the ownership interest in Outlaw Wind Project LLC, which will be merged into Ameren Missouri. Also under the agreement, Ameren Missouri will be required to comply with provisions to mitigate the impact of the wind project on the environment and Missouri wildlife.

“After reviewing the stipulation and agreement, application, and information presented by the parties, the commission independently finds and concludes that the stipulation and agreement is a reasonable resolution of the issues it addresses and should be approved,” the PSC says.

Ameren Missouri provides electric service to approximately 1.28 million customers in the state.

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