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Utility Ameren Missouri has announced that construction has begun on its 5.7 MW O'Fallon Renewable Energy Center, located in O'Fallon, Mo.

According to Ameren Missouri, the plan calls for 19,000 solar panels spanning an area approximately the size of 19 football fields. MC Industrial Inc. has been selected as the general contractor.

The facility is scheduled to begin delivering electricity to customers by the end of this year.

"We are working to diversify our mix of generation sources and transition to cleaner and renewable energy sources," says Michael Moehn, chairman, president and CEO of Ameren Missouri. "Building this solar facility is a critical part of this goal."


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