COLLINSVILLE, IL (APRIL 15, 2021) – Ameren Illinois customers in Macoupin County will be the beneficiaries of a $8.7 million investment the company is making to modernize its natural gas energy delivery infrastructure.
Approximately 25 contractors, working on behalf of Ameren Illinois, started construction in early April to upgrade a 2.4-mile stretch of natural gas transmission pipeline from the company's I-55 station site to its Phillips Station in Staunton. Crews are upgrading the 1960s vintage pipeline with modern eight-inch steel pipeline along the route. Once the pipeline is completed and in-service by mid-July, it will strengthen the integrity and reliability of the company's natural gas system and support economic development for all of Macoupin County.
"We have made significant progress in the last seven years strengthening the integrity and reliability of our natural gas infrastructure across our Ameren Illinois service territory," said Richard J. Mark, Chairman and President, Ameren Illinois. "As we look to the future, we are building a robust energy delivery system that meets the needs of our customers in Macoupin County and throughout our service territory."
About Ameren Illinois
Ameren Illinois delivers energy to 1.2 million electric and more than 800,000 natural gas customers throughout central and southern Illinois. Our service territory covers more than 1,200 communities and 43,700 square miles and our mission is to power the quality of life. For more information, visit AmerenIllinois.com. Follow us on Twitter @AmerenIllinois and Facebook.