House Springs, Mo. (Sept. 19, 2023) – More than 600 solar panels are now generating renewable energy at Ameren Missouri’s Jefferson District Operating Center in House Springs, Missouri. The panels are part of the company’s plan to enhance reliability and provide smarter energy infrastructure across the state. Energy generated by the panels will be put on the grid for the entire community.
“Solar installments such as this one in Jefferson County are important because they are helping us build up a more diverse energy portfolio for our customers,” said Tim Schulz, Ameren Missouri’s project manager who oversaw the installation. “Bringing a variety of energy generation sources online helps us strengthen the grid and improve reliability for customers.”
The House Springs location is the sixth solar parking lot canopy built by Ameren Missouri's Neighborhood Solar Program as part of its Smart Energy Plan. To provide the Neighborhood Solar Program, Ameren Missouri has partnered with organizations across the state to install and maintain solar arrays on their parking lots, enabling them to participate in generating renewable energy without any cost to the organization. These locations are helping Ameren Missouri grow renewable energy generation across the state as part of the company’s commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by 2045. The sites have also served as workforce development opportunities and ongoing educational opportunities for school tours during construction and operation.
The House Springs site is expected to generate enough energy to power approximately 27 homes every year.
About Ameren Missouri
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 135,000 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.