Customers in the Farmington, Mo. area will benefit from more reliable electric service thanks to a $170,000 Ameren Missouri upgrade that is slated to be completed this month.
Ameren Missouri currently is replacing poles and installing new, larger power lines along an approximately half-mile stretch of State Highway D just north of Farmington, between Groom and Schilling roads. Work on the project, which began in early February, is scheduled to be completed in late March, said John Province, an Ameren Missouri engineer.
"The new poles and lines will help ensure our Farmington area customers have the reliable power they need," Province said. "At the same time, we're providing additional capacity to serve the area as it grows."
The project also included the installation earlier this month of three new voltage regulators to improve power quality for customers north of Farmington.
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 127,000 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 please visit AmerenMissouri.com or follow Ameren Missouri on Facebook or Twitter.