St. Louis (Sept. 30, 2020) – Ameren Missouri, in partnership with Ameren Transmission Company, is investing in rebuilding approximately 10 miles of transmission line in the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County. The work will improve energy grid reliability, support growing energy needs in local communities and improve access to cleaner energy sources.
The 138,000-volt transmission line will be rebuilt on existing right-of-way in South St. Louis City and County and cross the Mississippi River to Dupo, Illinois.
Due to COVID-19, Ameren is taking action to keep the public and its employees safe and healthy. Rather than an in-person project forum, the Metro South Reliability Project team is providing community members and interested stakeholders with an online opportunity to learn more about the project.
"We're encouraging all customers who live or travel in the project community to visit our website to understand what to expect during construction," said Suzanne Pohlman, project manager for Ameren Transmission. "The website will provide project updates, videos and maps so you know what to expect during the upcoming construction."
Construction on the 10-mile project is expected to be completed in winter 2022. Because the project area runs through an area with a high population of the Bosnian community, project information will be available in the Bosnian language as well as English.
The project is part of Ameren Missouri's Smart Energy Plan, the largest energy infrastructure plan in the company’s 100-plus-year history. The forward thinking plan is building a brighter future for Missouri with a smarter, more reliable energy grid, giving Ameren Missouri customers greater control over their energy usage, more affordable rates and a faster transition to cleaner energy.
Additional information is available on the project’s website at metrosouthreliabilityproject.com.
Ameren Missouri has been providing electric and gas service for more than 100 years, and the company's electric rates are among the lowest in the nation. Ameren Missouri's mission is to power the quality of life for its 1.2 million electric and 132,000 natural gas customers in central and eastern Missouri. The company's service area covers 64 counties and more than 500 communities, including the greater St. Louis area. For more information, visit Ameren.com/Missouri or follow us on Twitter at @AmerenMissouri or Facebook.com/AmerenMissouri.
Ameren Missouri Communications