Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) on Tuesday announced its intention to invest in about 550 MW of solar power generation across four sites as part of the company’s long-term generation transformation plan.
The utility said it plans to acquire the 150-MW Cass County Solar project in Illinois from Savion and the 300-MW Split Rail Solar project in Warren County, Missouri, from Invenergy. The facility in Illinois is expected to become operational next year, while the one in Missouri in 2026.
At the same time, Ameren Missouri intends to self-develop the 50-MW Vandalia Renewable Energy Center and the 50-MW Bowling Green Renewable Energy Center in its home state. Those two solar parks should be up and running in 2025 and 2026, respectively.
Together, the four plants will generate enough electricity to supply more than 95,000 average-sized residential homes, the company estimates.
Ameren Missouri went on to say that it is siting new projects across both Missouri and Illinois and is considering future opportunities in surrounding states. The company plans to add a total of 2.8 GW of renewables by the end of the decade.