UPDATE: Ameren Missouri Closes on Major Wind Project in Northwest Missouri’s Atchison County, Which Leads State in Wind Generation Capacity

Ameren Missouri has announced that they’ve closed on the acquisition of its second wind energy center, a 300-megawatt (MW) project in northwest Missouri’s Atchison County.

St. Louis-based Ameren made the announcement on Thursday, saying that renewable energy from the facility is reaching customers, as construction continues on some other project turbines. Ameren says the new Atchison Renewable Energy Center and the separate High Prairie Renewable Energy Center near northeast Missouri’s Kirksville will add 700 MW of in-state wind generation to the grid. The company says the total investment in the two projects is $1.1 billion.