JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
The Missouri Public Service Commission gave the OK on Thursday for Ameren to operate a solar farm in Audrain County, according to a press release from the Commission.
The PSC approved an agreement -- filed by Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri, staff of the PSC and Renew Missouri -- which grants a certificate of convenience and necessity to Ameren Missouri to construct, own and manage a 200 megawatt solar generation facility (referred as the Huck Finn Solar Project) in Audrain and Ralls counties.
The project will be constructed pursuant to a Build Transfer Agreement between HFREC Holding Company, LLC (a subsidiary of Ameren Missouri Renewables Holdco, LLC) and EDF Renewables Development, Inc. The completed solar facility will be acquired by Ameren Missouri through various subsidiaries under the BTA and related transactions.
The agreement included a request by Ameren Missouri for a CCN for a generation tie line and substation that would collect and transmit the solar energy generated by the project to Ameren Missouri’s Spencer Creek substation.
Ameren Missouri provides electric service to approximately 1.29 million customers in Missouri.