In keeping with its ongoing commitment to incorporate more renewable energy, Ameren Missouri is proposing an innovative way to help large businesses and cities across Missouri reach their renewable energy goals.
Ameren Missouri’s Renewable Choice Program is the first in the state, and one of only a handful in the nation, designed to help these customers to meet their energy needs from clean, renewable wind generation.
“The Renewable Choice Program would give our environmentally minded business and municipal customers a convenient way to receive more of their energy from renewable resources,” said Ajay Arora, VP of environmental services and generation resource planning at Ameren.
The Renewable Choice Program (IRP) supports Ameren’s goal of transitioning its energy generation to cleaner sources, while ensuring reliability and keeping customer rates affordable. The IRP calls for the addition of at least 700 MW of wind generation by 2020 and 100 MW of solar generation in the next 10 years.
Under the IRP, customers could subscribe to purchase up to 100% of their average energy usage from renewable resources.
Ameren Missouri has also established a goal of reducing its carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 based on 2005 levels. Plans were recently filed with the Missouri Public Service Commission, and talks are in progress with several large customers who share the desire for cleaner energy.
“We know our customers are looking for personalized solutions that allow them more control over their energy use, and this is one of the ways Ameren Missouri is delivering,” adds Mike Mueller, VP of economic and technology development at Ameren.
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