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Missouri regulators approve Ameren’s largest-ever solar field


Missouri's Public Service Commission gave approval to Ameren's largest-ever solar field on Wednesday. It will be constructed in Montgomery County.

The utility company announced plans for the soalr field in October 2020.

Ameren officials said the electric plant will draw power from thousands of solar panels on company-owned land near New Florence.

A release from the company said more than 2,000 customers showed interest in Ameren expanding clean energy production.

A company spokesperson said the new site will be about double the size of Ameren's next largest solar plant. Construction is set to begin in the summer with it expected to start generating power by the end of 2021.

The Montgomery County Solar Center will be Ameren's second site producing clean energy for utility customers. The first solar field was built in 2019 at Lambert International Airport near St. Louis.

Ameren customers interested in receiving a portion of their electricity from the plant can sign up on the company's website.

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