ameren http://kbia.org en Ameren Missouri hoping to raise utility rates by 9.7% http://kbia.org/post/ameren-missouri-hoping-raise-utility-rates-97 <p></p><p>Missouri's largest power company is seeking approval for a $264 million rate increase. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:37:03 +0000 Associated Press 55619 at http://kbia.org Ameren Missouri hoping to raise utility rates by 9.7% Missouri Coalition for the Environment raises concerns about the Ameren Callaway Nuclear Plant http://kbia.org/post/missouri-coalition-environment-raises-concerns-about-ameren-callaway-nuclear-plant <p>Ameren’s Callaway nuclear plant near Fulton is in its 30<sup>th</sup> year of operation. It has a 40-year license and is in the process of getting it renewed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or NRC.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri Coalition for the Environment is heading an effort to stop it from being </span>re-licensed<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 12:04:00 +0000 Bridgit Bowden 53906 at http://kbia.org Missouri Coalition for the Environment raises concerns about the Ameren Callaway Nuclear Plant Ameren starts construction on natural gas pipeline http://kbia.org/post/ameren-starts-construction-natural-gas-pipeline <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Ameren</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;says construction is underway on an 11-mile natural gas pipeline from Columbia to Ashland, which currently does not have natural gas service.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:46:16 +0000 Associated Press 51352 at http://kbia.org Ameren starts construction on natural gas pipeline 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 Ameren CEO to retire in July http://kbia.org/post/ameren-ceo-retire-july <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Ameren Corp. is promoting Warner Baxter to president of the St. Louis-based utility, effective immediately, and he'll become CEO this spring.</p><p>Baxter is a longtime executive at Ameren. He succeeds Thomas Voss, who will retire on July 1.</p><p>Ameren said Tuesday that Baxter also has been elected to the board of directors. He will become chief executive on April 24 — the day Voss will become Ameren's executive chairman.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:58:37 +0000 The Associated Press 48354 at http://kbia.org Ameren CEO to retire in July Sierra Club threatens suit over Ameren air quality http://kbia.org/post/sierra-club-threatens-suit-over-ameren-air-quality <p></p><p><span style="font-size: 11px; line-height: 1.5;">An environmental group says it plans to soon sue utility provider </span>Ameren<span style="font-size: 11px; line-height: 1.5;"> over what it calls repeated violations of federal air pollution standards.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">The Sierra Club told Ameren Corp. it plans legal action in the next 60 days over what the group says are nearly 10,000 violations of the Clean Air Act since 2008 at coal-fired power plants in St. Louis, Jefferson and Franklin counties</span></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:15:42 +0000 Associated Press 45197 at http://kbia.org Sierra Club threatens suit over Ameren air quality MU gets $1.8M for modular nuclear reactors http://kbia.org/post/mu-gets-18m-modular-nuclear-reactors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Curators of the University of Missouri received a $1.8 million federal grant that will support research related to the production of small nuclear reactors (</span>SMRs<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) at </span>Ameren’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Callaway County plant in Fulton. The money came from a project called Make it in America Challenge, an initiative to create new jobs and encourage business in America.</span></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:25:40 +0000 Madi Morris 42536 at http://kbia.org MU gets $1.8M for modular nuclear reactors Ameren Plans Cleanup of Downtown Columbia Site http://kbia.org/post/ameren-plans-cleanup-downtown-columbia-site <p></p><p><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; line-height: 1.5;">Ameren Missouri is finishing up plans to clean up property it owns in downtown Columbia that is contaminated by gas plant tars, which can contain carcinogens.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:8.5pt">The property is in the North Village Arts District, which is attracting commercial and residential development.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 21:54:30 +0000 Associated Press 40436 at http://kbia.org Ameren Plans Cleanup of Downtown Columbia Site 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 Callaway nuclear plant reopens after 50 day closure http://kbia.org/post/callaway-nuclear-plant-reopens-after-50-day-closure <p></p><p>The Callaway Energy Center just outside Fulton is back in service this week after a routine shutdown for refueling and maintenance. The plant was out of commission for 50 days while several new modifications were made in addition to normal inspections and tests.</p><p>Barry Cox, the senior director of nuclear operations for the plant, says the improvements mean it will take a few days for the plant to get back to full capacity. Fri, 31 May 2013 13:13:13 +0000 Anders Aarhus 34639 at http://kbia.org Callaway nuclear plant reopens after 50 day closure Regulators approve $260M rate increase for Ameren http://kbia.org/post/regulators-approve-260m-rate-increase-ameren-0 <p>Missouri utility regulators have approved a $260 million rate increase for electric customers of Ameren Missouri.</p><p>The rate increase approved Wednesday could mean an extra $10 a month on an average residential bill when it takes effect in January.</p><p>It's intended to cover such things as the utility's rising fuel costs, infrastructure improvements, vegetation trimming and storm repairs.</p><p>About $90 million of the rate increase will go toward energy efficiency programs that could ultimately save money for residents and businesses.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 23:30:53 +0000 Associated Press 25835 at http://kbia.org Regulators approve $260M rate increase for Ameren Ameren, Westinghouse, regulators talk nuclear energy expansion plan http://kbia.org/post/ameren-westinghouse-regulators-talk-nuclear-energy-expansion-plan Executives from <a href="http://www.ameren.com/sites/aue/Pages/home.aspx">Ameren Missouri</a> and <a href="http://www.westinghouse.com/">Westinghouse</a> presented their plans today&nbsp;to the state<a href="http://psc.mo.gov/"> Public Service Commission</a> for pursuing grants to build small nuclear reactors.<p>The two companies have teamed up to pursue up to $452 million from Washington to build up to five Small Modular Reactors, or SMR&rsquo;s, at<a href="http://www.ameren.com/sites/aue/Callaway/Pages/Home.aspx"> Ameren&rsquo;s Callaway County plant</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.westinghousenuclear.com/Our_Company/Executive_Biographies/joseph_zwetolitz_bio.shtm"> Joseph Zwetolitz </a>is President of the Americas division of Westinghouse.&nbsp; He says SMR&rsquo;s would be safer than the traditional nuclear reactor.<p>&ldquo;This reactor is almost entirely underground, which provides an additional level of safety, with regards to potential postulated accidents, deliberate attacks, tornadoes, those kind of things," Zwetolitz said. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 22:25:48 +0000 Marshall Griffin 15457 at http://kbia.org Ameren, Westinghouse, regulators talk nuclear energy expansion plan FERC approves Lake of the Ozarks boundary http://kbia.org/post/ferc-approves-lake-ozarks-boundary <p>Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved Ameren Missouri&#39;s plan to reduce the land it owns and manages along the shore of the Lake of the Ozarks. Tue, 05 Jun 2012 22:40:05 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 15373 at http://kbia.org FERC approves Lake of the Ozarks boundary Ameren shareholders reject proposals dealing with environmental concerns http://kbia.org/post/ameren-shareholders-reject-proposals-dealing-environmental-concerns <p>Ameren shareholders have voted against three proposals that sought to push the company to do more to address environmental risks from its coal-fired power plants. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:20:52 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 13004 at http://kbia.org Ameren shareholders reject proposals dealing with environmental concerns Newscast for April 24, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-april-24-2012-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px; ">Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:</span></p><ul><li>Ameren shareholder proposals voted down.&nbsp;</li><li>Missouri House votes to further study state pay.</li><li>Missouri House gives first-round approval for tanning restrictions.&nbsp; Tue, 24 Apr 2012 23:05:51 +0000 Kaveh Kaghazi 12971 at http://kbia.org Newscast for April 24, 2012 Ameren shareholder proposals voted down http://kbia.org/post/ameren-shareholder-proposals-voted-down <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Ameren shareholders have voted against three proposals that sought to push the company to do more to address environmental risks from its coal-fired power plants.</p><p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 21:15:41 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 12961 at http://kbia.org Ameren shareholder proposals voted down Newscast for April 20, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-april-20-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>The latest on the Ryan Ferguson hearing in Jefferson City</li><li>Details on an agreement to attempt to manufacture small modular nuclear reactors in Callaway County</li><li>The latest state legislation related to the Federal Health Care law Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:03:26 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 12760 at http://kbia.org Newscast for April 20, 2012 Newscast for April 19, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-april-19-2012-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px; ">Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:</span></p><ul><li>Healthcare rebuke passes Missouri House.&nbsp;</li><li>Missouri Senate passes education overhaul legislation.</li><li>Ex-prosecutor denies telling witnesses what to say.&nbsp;</li><li>Missouri energy companies to collaborate on developing nuclear reactors in Callaway County.&nbsp;</li></ul> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 22:47:11 +0000 Kaveh Kaghazi 12704 at http://kbia.org Newscast for April 19, 2012 Missouri energy companies to collaborate on developing nuclear reactors in Callaway County http://kbia.org/post/missouri-energy-companies-collaborate-developing-nuclear-reactors-callaway-county <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Westinghouse and St. Louis-based Ameren Missouri will collaborate on developing small modular nuclear reactors, or SMR&rsquo;s, and will seek to build them at Ameren&rsquo;s Callaway County plant.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 21:44:11 +0000 Marshall Griffin 12700 at http://kbia.org Missouri energy companies to collaborate on developing nuclear reactors in Callaway County Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds meetings on Callaway reactor http://kbia.org/post/nuclear-regulatory-commission-holds-meetings-callaway-reactor <p>The Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a pair of public meetings Wednesday to get input on the license renewal for the Callaway nuclear reactor.<strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p><p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 22:45:38 +0000 Kyle Deas 10573 at http://kbia.org Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds meetings on Callaway reactor Ameren files new plan for waterfront homes in Camdenton http://kbia.org/post/ameren-files-new-plan-waterfront-homes-camdenton <p>Ameren Missouri has filed a proposed plan with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission following a November citation for property being too close or physically on Ameren&rsquo;s project boundaries.&nbsp;The proposal could affect over 1,600 waterfront homes, many of which are in Camdenton.</p><p> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 16:35:57 +0000 8130 at http://kbia.org Ameren files new plan for waterfront homes in Camdenton Ameren vows to increase energy efficiency http://kbia.org/post/ameren-vows-increase-energy-efficiency <p>Ameren Missouri is pledging to increase its energy efficiency programs starting in 2013. &nbsp;If the plan is approved, it would allow Ameren to provide 145 million dollars in energy efficiency rebates over three years &ndash; a cost that would be passed on to consumers. Mon, 23 Jan 2012 18:06:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 7504 at http://kbia.org Ameren vows to increase energy efficiency KBIA Newscast for January 23, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/kbia-newscast-january-23-2012 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>Nominee for University of Missouri Board of Curators remains in limbo</li><li>Bonnie and Clyde&#39;s guns go up for auction</li><li>Nixon cuts University funding but warns against tuition hikes Mon, 23 Jan 2012 18:00:35 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 7503 at http://kbia.org KBIA Newscast for January 23, 2012 Former engineer calls for an investigation of the Callaway nuclear plant http://kbia.org/post/former-engineer-calls-investigation-callaway-nuclear-plant <p>A former engineer at the Callaway Nuclear Plant is requesting that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or NRC, look into possible violations of the operating license at the Callaway plant, owned and operated by Ameren Missouri.</p><p>By Janet Saidi</p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 00:48:03 +0000 Janet Saidi 6949 at http://kbia.org Former engineer calls for an investigation of the Callaway nuclear plant Newscast for November 8, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-november-8-2011 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><p>The City Council has approved two new measures that affect the way evictions are carried out in Columbia.</p><p>A Missouri appeals court has upheld a 2009 decision by state utility regulators to approve a rate increase for Ameren Missouri.</p><p>One of eight people charged in the shooting death of a Missouri football player&#39;s cousin has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.</p> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 00:01:30 +0000 Kelly Gehringer 3250 at http://kbia.org Investigative Report: Looking Into Callaway Nuclear Power Plant’s “Safety Culture” http://kbia.org/post/investigative-report-looking-callaway-nuclear-power-plant%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Csafety-culture%E2%80%9D <p style="padding-bottom: 6px; padding-left: 6px; padding-right: 6px; padding-top: 6px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, 'sans serif'; background-color: rgb(200, 216, 232); "><em>Note: The following report was originally released in May 2010.</em></p><p style="padding-bottom: 6px; padding-left: 6px; padding-right: 6px; padding-top: 6px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, 'sans serif'; background-color: rgb(200, 216, 232); ">Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials and documents describe the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant just south of Fulton, MO as having a safety conscious work environment. However, since 2005, there have been at least 14 documented allegations of discrimination against employees for reporting safety concerns at the Callaway plant, according to commission reports.</p><p style="padding-bottom: 6px; padding-left: 6px; padding-right: 6px; padding-top: 6px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, 'sans serif'; background-color: rgb(200, 216, 232); ">By Patrick Sweet and Rebecca Townsend</p><p style="padding-bottom: 6px; padding-left: 6px; padding-right: 6px; padding-top: 6px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, 'sans serif'; background-color: rgb(200, 216, 232); "> Mon, 24 May 2010 05:00:00 +0000 6946 at http://kbia.org Investigative Report: Looking Into Callaway Nuclear Power Plant’s “Safety Culture”