September 4 (Renewables Now) - US utility Ameren Missouri is seeking regulatory approval to add 30 MW of solar capacity at three locations in the state, coupling each with a battery storage system.
The unit of Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) has lodged the plan with the Missouri Public Service Commission (MoPSC), it said on Tuesday, stating that the proposed installations will be the first of their kind in the US state. If it gets the needed approvals, the power company will invest around USD 68 million (EUR 61.8m) in the project and seek to complete it next year.
The three solar photovoltaic (PV) plants, of 10 MW each, and the incorporated battery storage facilities will be installed in the communities of Green City, Richwoods and Utica. Their construction is in line with Ameren Missouri’s plans to add 100 MW of fresh solar PV capacity by 2027 and support its goal of cutting its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 80% from 2005 levels by 2050.
(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.910)