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Inaccurate Press Report Speculates on Ameren Missouri and Westinghouse Electric Announcement

ST. LOUIS, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent press reports speculating that Ameren Missouri and Westinghouse Electric Company will be announcing a definitive plan to build a new nuclear reactor at Ameren Missouri's Callaway Energy Center site are inaccurate. 

Details surrounding a potential transformative economic development opportunity for the state of Missouri will be provided during a press conference (see advisory below) at 1:30 pm today.

Ameren Missouri has been providing electric and gas service for more than a century, and our electric rates are among the lowest in the nation. We serve 1.2 million electric and 126,000 natural gas customers in central and eastern Missouri. Our mission is to meet their energy needs in a safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally responsible manner. Our service area covers 63 counties and more than 500 towns, including the greater St. Louis area. For more information, visit AmerenMissouri.com.

Advisory: Gov. Nixon, Ameren Missouri, Westinghouse, to make major announcement regarding energy, economic growth in Missouri

On Thursday, April 19, Gov. Jay Nixon will join senior executives from Westinghouse Electric Corporation and Ameren Missouri for a major announcement about energy development and economic growth in Missouri. This transformative announcement will take place at 1:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Missouri Governor's Mansion, 100 Madison St., Jefferson City.

A live satellite feed of the announcement will be available to television stations across Missouri. The satellite coordinates for the feed are:

Program Date:    

April 19, 2012

Test Pattern Start:

1:00 p.m. CT

Program Start Time: 

1:30 p.m. CT

Program End Time:

3:00 p.m. CT


Galaxy 16

99 W

6MHz (K)


Txp 20K Dig Slot 3

U/L 14397 H

D/L 12097 V

Trouble #:




Technical notes on satellite feed: There is a full-time carrier on Galaxy 16 to aid engineers in identifying the satellite. CBS Newspath operates full-time service at 11785 (vertical receive) with a symbol rate of 3.9787 and an FEC of 3/4. This signal uses QPSK modulation, and is the same polarity and only a few slots down from the signal that will be used for the satellite feed on Thursday. Receivers and dishes can be checked on Galaxy 16 ahead of time.

For planning purposes, please e-mail Scott.Holste@mo.gov if you intend to cover this announcement.

SOURCE Ameren Missouri