Smart Energy Plan in the Spotlight
Ameren Missouri hosted a Smart Energy Plan public stakeholder meeting on March 4 in Jefferson City to get feedback on its recently announced plan to modernize the energy grid and enhance how customers receive and consume electricity for generations to come, while keeping electric rates stable and predictable. The public was invited to attend, learn more and offer feedback.
Mark Birk, senior vice president, customer and power operations, Ameren Missouri, reviewed highlights of the Smart Energy Plan at the meeting. Displays around the room featured various aspects of the plan and spotlighted work to be done in local communities.
The Smart Energy Plan is Ameren Missouri's largest infrastructure plan in the company's history, featuring upgrades in reliability, resilience and service throughout the company's 24,000-square-mile service territory. The Smart Energy Plan includes more than 2,000 electric projects over the next five years.
Ameren Missouri filed the infrastructure investment portion of the Smart Energy Plan with the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) on Feb. 14, 2019. The forward-thinking plan was driven by constructive energy legislation (Missouri Senate Bill 564) that was enacted in 2018. That legislation was widely supported by customers, business organizations, unions and a bipartisan majority of the Missouri General Assembly.
The PSC filing, including a five-year capital investment overview and detailed one-year plan for 2019, sets forth the more than 2,000 projects Ameren Missouri plans to implement to modernize energy grid infrastructure in Missouri to benefit customers and offer them more tools to manage their energy usage. To view the complete Smart Energy Plan filing, including detailed projects in 2019, visit the Missouri PSC website at https://psc.mo.gov/ and search for File No. EO-2019-0044.