Solar, wind power generation eyed at Ameren plant

The nuclear plant south of Fulton operated by Ameren Missouri may also become a site for electrical power generation by solar panels and by wind turbines.

The nuclear plant south of Fulton operated by Ameren Missouri may also become a site for electrical power generation by solar panels and by wind turbines.

Generation of electricity by solar cells and possibly by wind turbines is under consideration for land surrounding the Ameren Missouri nuclear plant south of Fulton.

For this reason, the Callaway Energy Center is the new name for the nuclear plant operated by Ameren Missouri south of Fulton. The plant had been known as the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant.

Trina Muniz, an Ameren Missouri spokesperson, said Monday the new name is part of a general corporate policy of continuous reassessment of its overall operations and to more accurately reflect the possible expansion of types of energy generated at its various power plants.

Mike Cleary, an Ameren Missouri spokesman, said all of the utility’s power generation plants have been renamed as energy centers to more accurately reflect their possible future uses. “We are calling them energy centers because they conceivably could generate more than one type of energy,” Cleary said.

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