Ameren is planning to add solar power to its energy portfolio.
The utility announced Monday it will begin construction of a solar energy center in O’Fallon, Mo., this spring. Ameren says the 20-acre site will be the largest investor-owned solar plant in the state.
Officials estimate it will produce 5.7 megawatts, or enough to power 650 homes a year.
CEO and President Warner Baxter acknowledges that’s just a tiny slice of the power generated by Ameren, which serves 1.2 million customers.