The Missouri Public Service Commission has granted a certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) to Ameren Missouri to construct, own and operate an approximate 299 megawatt wind generation facility (known as the Outlaw Project) in Atchison County.
Under an agreement approved by the Commission, the Outlaw Project will be constructed pursuant to a Build Transfer Agreement (BTA) between Ameren Missouri and Enel Kansas, LLC. Enel Kansas, LLC formed a special-purpose entity (Outlaw Wind Project, LLC) to complete the project.
Once the facility is built, Ameren Missouri will purchase 100% of the ownership interest in Outlaw Wind Project, LLC and merge Outlaw Wind Project, LLC into Ameren Missouri. Also under the agreement, Ameren Missouri will be required to comply with various provisions intended to mitigate the impact of the wind project on the environment and Missouri wildlife.
“After reviewing the Stipulation and Agreement, Application, and information presented by the parties, the Commission independently finds and concludes that the Stipulation and Agreement is a reasonable resolution of the issues it addresses and should be approved,” said the Commission.
Ameren Missouri provides electric service to approximately 1.28 million customers in Missouri.