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Thu Oct 2, 2014, 05:22 AM

Ameren plans to replace 2 coal plants with gas, renewables

Ameren Missouri predicts big additions of wind and natural gas to replace two coal plants it will retire during the next 20 years, and it expects to add another 10 megawatts of utility-scale solar by 2016.

The utility’s energy plans are part of a comprehensive generation plan it is required to prepare for regulators every three years. Its 2014 plan lays out the beginnings of a move away from its traditional reliance on coal power as the fuel faces ever stricter environmental regulations.

“We’re looking at retiring about a third of our coal power fleet as they reach end of life,” said Ameren spokesman Warren Wood.

The utility had already revealed it had planned to retire its Meramec power plant in south St. Louis County by 2022. Now, the utility says it will retire its Sioux plant in St. Charles County by 2033. Together, they produce about 1,800 megawatts of power.

http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/ameren-plans-to-replace-coal-plants-with-gas-renewables/article_f5fb7218-899c-5275-8b31-75b2cc5e566f.html

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ladjf Oct 2014 #1

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Thu Oct 2, 2014, 11:01 AM

1. More good news! nt

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