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Ameren Missouri to buy 300-MW wind farm

Wind farm. Author: Samir Luther. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic

May 13 (Renewables Now) - US power company Ameren Missouri has agreed to acquire a 300-MW wind farm, once constructed, in the state of Missouri.

The yet-to-be-built wind farm has been developed by Tradewind Energy Inc, a renewables company owned by Enel Green Power North America Inc, the unit of Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE) said Friday without disclosing the financial side of the agreement.

The wind farm will be located near the city of Tarkio in Missouri’s Atchison County. The new project is also the third wind scheme that the Missouri-based power company agreed to acquire in its home state during the past year. Atchison County will also be the home to the 157-MW Brickyard Hill wind farm, while the 400-MW High Prairie wind farm will span over Adair and Schuyler Counties. The total investment in the plants reaches USD 1.4 billion (EUR 1.2bn).

The new project has yet to receive approval from Missouri’s Public Service Commission. Ameren Missouri expects to have the wind farm up and running in 2020.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.89)

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