In December 2005, AmerenUE announced the company had reached an agreement to purchase the combustion turbine generating facility from NRG for $115 million. Approvals necessary for the purchase by AmerenUE were granted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Missouri Public Service Commission and the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 has expired.
This generating facility, which is directly connected to AmerenUE's transmission system, includes 8 simple-cycle, natural gas combustion turbine units. This facility will help AmerenUE meet increased needs for generating capacity and provide additional flexibility in determining future base-load generating capacity additions. The purchase was the result of a summer 2005 competitive bidding process that attracted interest from multiple generation suppliers.
AmerenUE is a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation. Ameren companies serve 2.4 million electric customers and nearly one million natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area of Missouri and Illinois.
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