ameren missouri http://kbia.org en St. Louis opposes Noranda's Ameren request http://kbia.org/post/st-louis-opposes-norandas-ameren-request <p>The city of St. Louis is opposing a request by Noranda Aluminum for state regulators to lower the electricity rates it pays to Ameren Missouri.</p><p>An attorney for the city wrote to the Missouri Public Service Commission, saying that if Noranda's electric rates are lowered, it could result in higher costs for other consumers. City Counselor Michael Garvin says that it could cost St. Louis an additional $3 million over 10 years.</p><p>Noranda has sought about a 25 percent reduction in the rate Ameren charges at its aluminum smelter in the southeastern Missouri town of New Madrid.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:51:57 +0000 Associated Press 50388 at http://kbia.org St. Louis opposes Noranda's Ameren request Complaint alleges Ameren earned more money than allowed http://kbia.org/post/complaint-alleges-ameren-earned-more-money-allowed <p>State utility regulators have publicly released a confidential report detailing how much money has been earned by Ameren Missouri.</p><p>The Missouri Public Service Commission decided Tuesday to unseal a November report that has been at the heart of a complaint. The complaint alleges the St. Louis-based electric company was earning more than it was allowed to.</p><p>The newly released documents also include testimony from utility regulation consultants hired by Noranda Aluminum, which is leading the challenge of Ameren's electricity rates.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:50:35 +0000 Associated Press 50249 at http://kbia.org Complaint alleges Ameren earned more money than allowed Ameren Missouri selects new CEO http://kbia.org/post/ameren-missouri-selects-new-ceo <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>St. Louis-based utility company Ameren announced today that executive Michael Moehn&nbsp;has been named chairman, president and chief executive officer of the utility's Ameren Missouri subsidiary.</p><p>Moehn&nbsp;succeeds Warner Baxter, who will become Ameren CEO on April 24.</p><p>Moehn has held several leadership roles since joining Ameren in 2000.</p><p>Ameren provides electric and natural gas services in parts of Missouri and Illinois.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:29:35 +0000 The Associated Press 49434 at http://kbia.org Ameren Missouri selects new CEO Noranda Aluminum files two complaints against Ameren Missouri http://kbia.org/post/noranda-aluminum-files-two-complaints-against-ameren-missouri <p>Two separate complaints were filed by Noranda Aluminum against Ameren Missouri after data showed Ameren earned more than what the state allows.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 23:25:59 +0000 Desiree Seals 48144 at http://kbia.org Noranda Aluminum files two complaints against Ameren Missouri Ameren starts cleaning of Columbia superfund site http://kbia.org/post/ameren-starts-cleaning-columbia-superfund-site <p></p><p>Ameren Missouri has begun cleaning up a Superfund site in downtown Columbia that is contaminated by tars from a former manufactured-gas plant.</p><p>The utility plans to remove about 36,000 tons of dirt from the site and truck it to the Jefferson City landfill. Work is expected to be completed by the end of July.</p><p>The manufactured-gas plant was located at the site from 1875 to 1932. The company used the site for its headquarters after coal gasification ended. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:11:58 +0000 Associated Press 46785 at http://kbia.org Ameren starts cleaning of Columbia superfund site State, Ameren reach agreement on solar rebates http://kbia.org/post/state-ameren-reach-agreement-solar-rebates <p>Missouri utility regulators have signed off on an agreement involving Ameren Missouri over solar rebates.</p><p>Ameren Missouri asked the Public Service Commission last month for permission to suspend payment of the rebates.</p><p>The agreement approved Wednesday calls for the utility to continue the rebates up to a maximum of nearly $92 million. Ameren had paid nearly $22 million from August 2012 through October of this year.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 23:00:31 +0000 Associated Press 43735 at http://kbia.org State, Ameren reach agreement on solar rebates Ameren wants to end solar rebates http://kbia.org/post/ameren-wants-end-solar-rebates <p>Missouri&#39;s largest utility, Ameren Missouri, is seeking an early halt to a solar rebate program that rewards consumers for using alternative energy sources.</p><p>Kansas City Power &amp; Light made a similar request in July.</p><p>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/19H2I0B">reports</a> Ameren Missouri is asking the Missouri Public Service Commission for permission to curtail payment of millions of dollars in solar rebates before the year&#39;s end.</p><p>The company says it has received more than $35 million in solar rebate requests, creating a financial strain.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 21:16:06 +0000 Associated Press 42225 at http://kbia.org Ameren wants to end solar rebates Ameren sued over 2012 Lake of the Ozarks electrocution http://kbia.org/post/ameren-sued-over-2012-lake-ozarks-electrocution <p>The mother of two Boone County children electrocuted in a 2012 Fourth of July boat dock accident at Lake of the Ozarks is suing the utility company that owns the popular recreational lake.</p><p>A wrongful death lawsuit filed in July in Morgan County by Angela Anderson of Ashland claims that Union Electric Co. failed to notify lake dock owners of the need to install electrical protection devices known as ground fault interrupters. The utility operates under the name Ameren Missouri.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 12:19:56 +0000 Associated Press 38674 at http://kbia.org Ameren sued over 2012 Lake of the Ozarks electrocution PSC: Ameren owes electric customers $26.3 million http://kbia.org/post/psc-ameren-owes-electric-customers-263-million <p></p><p>Ameren Missouri customers can expect to see a slightly lower bill after state regulators determined the utility owes its electric customers slightly more than $26 million for failing to include some revenue in its calculations.</p><p>The Missouri Public Service Commission approved an order Wednesday for the St. Louis-based company to refund the money to customers. But Ameren Missouri won't be sending out checks. Instead, the $26.3 million will be applied by adjusting a fuel charge that customers otherwise would pay. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:38:33 +0000 Associated Press 38129 at http://kbia.org PSC: Ameren owes electric customers $26.3 million 'Several Days' Before Callaway Nuclear Reactor Will Be Back Online http://kbia.org/post/several-days-callaway-nuclear-reactor-will-be-back-online <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri's lone nuclear reactor remains shut down while workers and officials continue to investigate what caused a small fire at the Callaway County plant Friday night.</span><p>Ameren<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Missouri spokesman </span>Cleve<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;Reasoner said it'll be several days before the plant is back online.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We are assessing impacts from the arc that we had in our cable leading from the plant," Reasoner said. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:00:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin 37955 at http://kbia.org 'Several Days' Before Callaway Nuclear Reactor Will Be Back Online Callaway nuclear plant remains offline http://kbia.org/post/callaway-nuclear-plant-remains-offline <p>The Callaway Energy Center near Fulton remains closed after a small fire in the turbine building.</p><p>Ameren Missouri says that workers have been performing tests and repairing damage from a small fire Friday night. The fire was in the "non-nuclear" power-generation side of the Callaway County nuclear facility. An Ameren spokesman says cables that connect the plant to the electric grid shorted, causing nearby insulation to catch fire.</p><p>An earlier press release said the center is "out of service in accordance with safety protocols and procedures."</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:29:30 +0000 Associated Press & Casey Morell 37893 at http://kbia.org Callaway nuclear plant remains offline Environmental Groups Demand Groundwater Testing Near Ameren Power Plants http://kbia.org/post/environmental-groups-demand-groundwater-testing-near-ameren-power-plants <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201305/6-Franklin-Co.-wells.jpg" alt="" /><p>Environmental groups are once again urging state officials to require groundwater monitoring at Ameren’s coal-fired power plants in eastern Missouri.<p>The Sierra Club and Labadie Environmental Organization submitted <a href="http://action.sierraclub.org/site/DocServer/Groundwater_Monitoring_Letter_to_MO_DNR.pdf?docID=13221">a letter</a> to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources on Thursday asking t Fri, 24 May 2013 13:10:26 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 34278 at http://kbia.org Environmental Groups Demand Groundwater Testing Near Ameren Power Plants Ameren Missouri & Westinghouse passed over on federal funding for SMR research & production http://kbia.org/post/ameren-missouri-westinghouse-passed-over-federal-funding-smr-research-production <p>Ameren Missouri and Westinghouse found out today they were not chosen to receive funding from the US Department of Energy for a project to build Small Modular Reactors at Ameren’s Callaway County plant in Fulton.</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:23:23 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 24832 at http://kbia.org Ameren Missouri & Westinghouse passed over on federal funding for SMR research & production Newscast for October 29, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-october-29-2012-0 <p> Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Senator Claire McCaskill's mother passes away</li><li>MU School of Professional Health Dean to step down at end of academic year</li><li>Some students question university police marijuana arrest policy</li><li>Ameren Missouri and Illinois send crew members to East Coast</li><li>Wrongful death lawsuit filed involving Bustamante case</li></ul> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 23:18:59 +0000 Wendy Mader 23614 at http://kbia.org Ameren Missouri and Illinois send crew members to East Coast http://kbia.org/post/ameren-missouri-and-illinois-send-crew-members-east-coast <p>Ameren Missouri and Illinois are sending additional crew members today to the East Coast to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 21:59:09 +0000 Andie Lowenstein 23608 at http://kbia.org Ameren Missouri and Illinois send crew members to East Coast