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AmerenUE to Conduct Planned Power Outage to Serve New Express Scripts Building and Improve Reliability in North County Area

AmerenUE has advised more than 275 customers in North St. Louis County that they can expect an eight-hour power outage on Sunday, June 29.

Customers affected by the outage live on the following streets: Weldon, Dragonwyk, Torii, Geiger, and Marlin. Most affected customers are in three apartment buildings on Weldon, Dragonwyk and Torii.

The outage is necessary to complete the electrical work that will power the second building on the Express Scripts, Inc., campus and conduct other planned maintenance to improve reliability in the area.

The outage is scheduled to begin at approximately 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning, June 29, and to end at approximately 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Among the major customers affected is Heritage Care Center Senior Living. However, the senior living center has a backup generator on site to meet their energy needs during the outage.

“We’ve taken every possible measure to complete the job as safely and quickly as possible because we know that this represents an inconvenience to our customers,” says UE Superintendent Paul Hughes. “However, this work will not only power the Express Scripts building but will include numerous smaller projects that will strengthen reliability in this area.”

That work includes replacing several transformers and pad-mounted transformers, Hughes says.

AmerenUE is a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation. Ameren companies serve 2.4 million electric customers and one million natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area of Missouri and Illinois.

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CONTACT: Susan Gallagher, 314.554.2175, of AmerenUE