SPRINGFIELD – Ameren Illinois officials announced a plan they claim will move the state closer to the goal of 100% clean energy by 2050.
The utility company is looking to invest in local renewable energy development, transportation electrification, and battery storage. Ameren officials said the plan will spur economic growth by targeting renewable energy projects in rural and underserved communities in Ameren’s service territory.
Marcelyn Love with Ameren Illinois said the plan gives downstate a say in the future of the state’s energy.
Ameren has currently created 1,400 new jobs and a $1.7 billion economic impact in efforts to modernize the energy grid.