Ameren plans 400-megawatt wind farm, Missouri's largest

4 months 12 hours 22 minutes ago Monday, May 21 2018 May 21, 2018 Monday, May 21, 2018 10:44:00 AM CDT May 21, 2018 in News
Source: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ameren Missouri is planning a 400-megawatt wind farm in rural northeast Missouri, creating enough power to serve 120,000 homes within two years.

The St. Louis-based company said Monday that its High Prairie Wind Farm near Kirksville will be the largest in Missouri.

Ameren Missouri officials call it a significant step toward the company's goal of reducing carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050.

Plans call for 175 450-foot-tall wind turbines on land in Adair and Schuyler counties. The Ameren wind farm isn't actually a stand-alone farm. The company leases land from farmers. The project is spread out over about 70,000 acres.

The wind farm is expected to create hundreds of construction jobs and around 20 permanent jobs.

(Editor's note: KOMU.com has updated this story to reflect the latest information.)

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