Ameren wins regulatory approval for northeast Missouri wind farm

A wind farm that Ameren has said would be the largest in Missouri won key regulatory approval Wednesday from the Missouri Public Service Commission.

The PSC approved an agreement to build the High Prairie Wind Farm, which would involve 175 turbines in Adair and Schuyler counties.

The project, first announced in May, is expected to produce about 400 megawatts of electricity, or enough to power about 120,000 homes.

Ameren, the St. Louis-based utility, said in late 2017 that it aimed to generate 10 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2020.

Also this week, the company announced plans for a 157-megawatt farm in northwest Missouri.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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